Venezuela - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Venezuela - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Mobile penetration in Venezuela is below average for South America. The mobile market is recovering from the downturn suffered during Venezuela's recent economic recession, but estimated growth is low compared with previous years.

Despite the slump in subscriber growth, the volume of data traffic has been increasing exponentially. Spurred by the huge popularity of social networks in Venezuela, the country has experienced a surge in the demand for smartphones, and with it the need for more capable networks and higher data allowances.

Three major players operate in the Venezuelan mobile market: Movilnet, the market leader and mobile subsidiary of state-owned CANTV; Movistar, the Venezuelan unit of Spain's Telefónica; and Digitel, a locally owned private company.

This report provides an overview of Venezuela's mobile market, a profile of all mobile operators and key market statistics and analyses. It also contains scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.

Key developments:

Telefónica sees dramatic write-down on revenue followed currency devaluation; regulator raises Bs. F.4.6 billion in multi-spectrum auction; MNOs begin project to build 30 shared-access base stations to serve remote areas; Digitel reports having 100,000 active customers on its LTE network; regulator consults on future spectrum auction schedule; Movistar switches off its CDMA mobile and fixed-wireless voice and data network; mobile operators invest in congested networks to develop mobile broadband capabilities; report includes operator data to Q2 2015, regulator's market data to Q1 2015; recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:

Movilnet, Movistar, Digitel, MovilMax, Tesacom.

1. Synopsis
2. Overview of Venezuela's mobile market
2.1 Mobile statistics
2.2 Average Revenue per User (ARPU)
2.3 Spectrum auctions
2.3.1 1800-1900MHz
2.3.2 1710-2170MHz
2.4 Network sharing
3. Mobile technologies
3.1 CDMA
3.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
3.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
3.4 Mobile handsets/smartphones
4. Major mobile operators
4.1 Movilnet (CANTV)
4.2 Movistar (Telefónica)
4.3 Digitel
5. Mobile voice services
5.1 Prepaid
6. Mobile messaging
6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
7. Mobile satellite
8. Forecasts mobile market 2013; 2015; 2020
8.1 Scenario 1 higher mobile market growth
8.2 Scenario 2 lower mobile market growth
8.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
9. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2004
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2015
Table 3 Mobile voice traffic 2001 - 2015
Table 4 Mobile sector revenue 2001 - 2015
Table 5 Mobile ARPU 2002 - 2013
Table 6 Mobile ARPU by operator 2009 - 2012
Table 7 Market share of mobile operators 2001 - 2013
Table 8 Movilnet mobile subscribers 2001 - 2013
Table 9 Movistar subscribers 2001 - 2013
Table 10 Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 1997 - 2015
Table 11 SMS messages sent, annual change 2002 - 2015
Table 12 SMS messages sent, annual change 2002 2014
Table 13 Forecast mobile subscribers higher growth scenario 2013; 2015; 2020
Table 14 Forecast mobile subscribers lower growth scenario 2013; 2015; 2020
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration at a glance 2003 - 2015
Exhibit 1 Movilnet at a glance
Exhibit 2 Movistar at a glance
Exhibit 3 Digitel at a glance

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