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Venezuela - Broadband and Digital Media Market - Statistics and Analyses

Venezuela - Broadband and Digital Media Market - Statistics and Analyses

Venezuela's fixed broadband penetration is lower than the regional average, while data speeds are also relatively low. Partly due to the ongoing economic crisis and partly to the rising popularity of mobile broadband, growth in the fixed broadband market has slowed in recent quarters.

The state-owned incumbent CANTV is the country's exclusive provider of DSL broadband services. A few cable TV companies offer cable modem access and there is a single WiMAX provider, MovilMax, though the low take up of services encouraged this player to migrate subscribers to an LTE platform. The government has launched a National Fibre-Optic Backbone project, being implemented by CANTV, to provide broadband access nationally.

The ongoing economic crisis has affected the ability of subscribers to pay for services, and has resulted in declining revenue for operators, adjusted for inflation. The adoption of different floating exchange systems for essential and non-essential services has enabled operators to increase the price of telecom services dramatically though the government has made efforts to stop this response to inflation.

This report provides an overview of Venezuela's broadband and pay TV markets, accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and broadband forecasts to 2022.

Key developments:

CANTV launches IPTV service; CANTV makes progress with Wi-Fi rollout program; Vivo Play launches in Venezuela; AT&T acquires DirecTV's US and Latin American operations; DTT reaches 60% population coverage; National Fibre-Optic Backbone project deployment is 70% complete; DTTV subscriber base reaches 850,000 by end-2015; report includes the regulator's market data to September 2016, operator data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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


1. Synopsis
2. Fixed broadband access market
2.1 Introduction and statistical overview
2.2 Market analysis
2.3 Government initiatives
2.3.1 Laptops for schools
2.3.2 National Fibre-Optic Backbone Project
2.4 Broadband statistics
2.5 Forecasts fixed broadband market 2018; 2020; 2022
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
6. Other fixed broadband services
6.1 Wi-Fi/WiMAX
6.2 Satellite broadband
7. Digital economy
7.1 E-commerce
8. Digital media
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Bundled services
8.3 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
8.4 Digital Terrestrial TV
8.5 Videostreaming
8.6 Communications
8.6.1 IP and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
9. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Internet users and user penetration rate 1998 - 2009
Table 2 Internet users, subscribers and user penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 3 Dial-up internet subscribers 2000 - 2018
Table 4 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2000 - 2018
Table 5 Fixed broadband technologies market share 2001 - 2015
Table 6 Historic - CANTV broadband subscribers 2000 - 2013
Table 7 Internet service revenue 2001 - 2017
Table 8 Forecast broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 9 Cable broadband subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 10 DSL broadband subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 11 Historic - Pay TV subscribers and penetration rates 1997 - 2009
Table 12 Pay TV subscribers and penetration rates 2010 - 2016
Table 13 Broadcasting service revenue 2001 - 2016
Table 14 Movistar pay TV subscribers 2013 - 2016
Chart 1 Internet users and user penetration rate 2005 2018
Chart 2 Fixed broadband subscribers market evolution at a glance 2000 - 201

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