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Bolivia: Strong Investments in 4G and Fiber to Foster Data Services and Overall Revenue Growth

Bolivia: Strong Investments in 4G and Fiber to Foster Data Services and Overall Revenue Growth

Summary

Although the telecom services market in Bolivia is one of the smallest in Latin America in 2016, it is one of the fastest-growing markets in the region with a projected CAGR of 4.5% from 2016 to 2021. Growth will be driven mainly by the mobile data, fixed broadband and pay-TV segments, with voice services declining under pressure from mobile OTT messaging apps such as WhatsApp. In the mobile data segment, growth will be driven by the increasing number of smartphone users in Bolivia, together with strong user demand for affordable daily mobile data plans.

Key Findings

  • The total number of fixed access lines will increase as a result of fixed broadband growth. xDSL technology will account for the largest share of broadband lines by year-end 2021, followed by cable and fiber.
  • The top three operators, Entel Bolivia, Tigo and Viva, will account for 72.9% of overall service revenue in 2016. These will continue to dominate the market due to the popularity of mobile data services and despite the usage of multiplay bundling by local fixed telecom cooperatives in an attempt to regain competitive appeal toward mobile.
  • Despite cable’s dominance in the pay-TV market, competition has increased since 2014 with the launch of DTH services by Entel Bolivia, Tigo and Inter Satelital, which use Bolivia’s first satellite Tupac Katari. New entrants’ pricing has been very aggressive, sparking competition and contributing to increased demand for pay-TV services.
Synopsis

Bolivia: Strong Investments in 4G and Fiber to Foster Data Services and Overall Revenue Growth’ a new Country Intelligence Report by Pyramid Research, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Bolivia today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2021. Published annually, the report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile and pay-TV sectors, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following:
  • Regional context: telecom market size and trends in Bolivia compared with other countries in the region.
  • Economic, demographic and political context in Bolivia.
  • The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, number portability and more.
  • A demand profile: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony (including VoIP), broadband, mobile voice, mobile data and pay-TV markets.
  • Service evolution: a look at changes in the breakdown of overall revenue between the fixed/pay-TV and mobile sectors and between voice, data and video from 2016 to 2021.
  • The competitive landscape: an examination of key trends in competition and in the performance, revenue market shares and expected moves of service providers over the next 18-24 months.
  • In-depth sector analysis of fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, mobile data and pay-TV services: a quantitative analysis of service adoption trends by network technology and by operator, as well as of average revenue per line/subscription and service revenue through the end of the forecast period.
  • Main opportunities: this section details the near-term opportunities for operators, vendors and investors in Bolivia’s telecommunications and pay-TV markets.
Reasons To Buy
  • This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Bolivia’s telecommunications and pay-TV markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying Pyramid Research’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Bolivia’s mobile communications, fixed telephony/VoIP, broadband and pay-TV markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
  • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Bolivia’s telecommunications and pay-TV markets.
  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Bolivia.


Executive summary
Market and competitor overview
Regional context
Economic, demographic and political context6
Regulatory environment
Demand profile
Service evolution
Competitive landscape
Major market players
Segment analysis
Mobile services
Fixed services
Pay-TV
Identifying opportunities
Overall market opportunities
List of Tables
Bolivia telecom market size and growth prospects in a regional context, 2016E
Country indicators
Regulatory structure and policy
Major telecommunications policy issues
Bolivia communications market revenue , 2014-2021, US$
Segment revenue CAGRs, 2016-2021, US$
Segment revenues 2014-2021
Service revenue mix: voice, data & video, 2016, 2021
Service revenue mix: fixed & mobile, 2016, 2021
Service revenue by operator, 2016
Key telecom market players
Major telecommunications market players
Mobile subscriptions and penetration, 2014-2021
Key mobile market indicators, 2016
Mobile data revenue mix, 2016, 2021
Total mobile ARPS; data percentage of total mobile ARPS, 2014–2021
Mobile market shares by subscriptions, 2014-2021
Mobile subscriptions by technology family, 2014-2021
Fixed-line penetration of population, 2014-2021
Key fixed market indicators, 2016
Fixed voice revenue, 2014-2021
Internet revenue, 2014-2021
Fixed market shares by service, 2016
Fixed access lines by technology, 2016, 2021
Pay-TV subscriptions by technology, 2014-2021
Opportunities in the Bolivian telecommunications market
List of Figures
Bolivia telecom market size and growth prospects in a regional context, 2016E
Country indicators
Regulatory structure and policy
Major telecommunications policy issues
Bolivia communications market revenue , 2014-2021, US$
Segment revenue CAGRs, 2016-2021, US$
Segment revenues 2014-2021
Service revenue mix: voice, data & video, 2016, 2021
Service revenue mix: fixed & mobile, 2016, 2021
Service revenue by operator, 2016
Key telecom market players
Major telecommunications market players
Mobile subscriptions and penetration, 2014-2021
Key mobile market indicators, 2016
Mobile data revenue mix, 2016, 2021
Total mobile ARPS; data percentage of total mobile ARPS, 2014–2021
Mobile market shares by subscriptions, 2014-2021
Mobile subscriptions by technology family, 2014-2021
Fixed-line penetration of population, 2014-2021
Key fixed market indicators, 2016
Fixed voice revenue, 2014-2021
Internet revenue, 2014-2021
Fixed market shares by service, 2016
Fixed access lines by technology, 2016, 2021
Pay-TV subscriptions by technology, 2014-2021
Opportunities in the Bolivian telecommunications market

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