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Venezuela - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

Venezuela - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

Venezuela's fixed broadband penetration and speed are lower than the regional average and less than would be expected based on GDP per capita, which in Venezuela is higher than in Latin America as a whole. Partly due to the economic slowdown and partly to the rising popularity of mobile broadband, growth in the fixed broadband market has slowed.

State-owned incumbent CANTV is the country's exclusive ADSL provider. A few cable TV companies offer cable modem access and there is one WiMAX provider. The Venezuelan government has launched a National Fibre-Optic Backbone project to guarantee a uniform distribution of high-speed internet access throughout the national territory. CANTV is in charge of implementing the project. The government intends to lease capacity on the National Fibre-Optic Backbone to cooperatives and small companies.

Pay TV is the fastest growing telecom sector in Venezuela after mobile broadband, and accounts for 15% of all telecom revenue in the country. The market leaders are DirecTV, Inter, SuperCable, NetUno, Movistar, and CANTV.

This report provides an overview of Venezuela's broadband and pay TV markets, accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and broadband scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.

Key developments:

CANTV deploys 8,760 antennae for regional schools and health centres; Vivo Play launches in Venezuela; AT&T makes a bid to acquire DirecTV's US and Latin American operations; DTT reaches 60% population coverage; National Fibre-Optic Backbone project deployment is 70% complete; Venezuela ranking third in the world for Facebook users as a percentage of internet users; pay TV market suffering from rampant signal theft; satellite TV market competition; regulator's market data to Q2 2014, DTTV developments; recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:

CANTV, Inter, NetUno, SuperCable, MovilMax, Movistar, DirecTV.


1. Synopsis
2. Fixed broadband access market
2.1 Overview
2.1.. Fixed broadband statistics
2.1.. Broadband market analysis
2.1.. Broadband providers
2.2 Government initiatives
2.2.. Laptops for schools
2.2.. National Fibre-Optic Backbone Project
2.3 Cable modems
2.4 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
2.5 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
2.6 WiMAX
2.7 Satellite broadband
2.8 Mobile broadband
2.9 Media convergence
2.9.. Triple play
2.9.. Broadband TV (IPTV)
3. Digital economy
3.1 E-commerce
4. Digital media
4.1 Social networks
5. Forecast. fixed broadband marke. 2013; 2015; 2020
5.1 Scenario . higher broadband growth
5.2 Scenario . lower broadband growth
5.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
6. Broadcasting
6.1 Pay TV overview
6.1.. Pay TV statistics
6.2 Cable TV
6.2.. Inter
6.2.. SuperCable
6.2.. NetUno
6.3 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
6.4 Digital Terrestrial TV
7. Related reports
Tabl. . Historic - Internet users and user penetration rat. 1998 - 2004
Tabl. . Internet users, subscribers and user penetration rat. 2005 - 2015
Tabl. . Dial-up internet subscriber. 2000 - 2014
Tabl. . Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate. 2000 - 2014
Tabl. . Fixed broadband technologie. market shar. 2001-2014
Tabl. . CANT. broadband subscriber. 2000 - 2013
Tabl. . Internet service revenu. 2001 - 2014
Tabl. . Mobile broadband subscriber. 2009 - 2015
Tabl. . Venezuel. B2C e-commerce spendin. 2005 - 2013
Tabl. 1. Facebook users and penetratio. 2008 - 2013
Tabl. 1. Forecast broadband subscriber. higher growth scenari. 2013; 2015; 2020
Tabl. 1. Forecast broadband subscriber. lower growth scenari. 2013; 2015; 2020
Tabl. 1. Historic - Pay TV subscribers and penetration rate. 1997 - 2004
Tabl. 1. Pay TV subscribers and penetration rate. 2005 - 2014
Tabl. 1. Major pay TV provider. market shar. 2010 - 2013
Tabl. 1. Pay TV service revenu. 2001 - 2014
Tabl. 1. Broadcasting service revenu. 2001 - 2014
Chart . Internet users and user penetration rat. 200. 2015
Chart . Fixed broadband subscriber. market evolution at a glanc. 2003 - 2014

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