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Latin America telecoms market: trends and forecasts 2018–2023

Rémy Giraud Analyst, Research
Jakub Konieczny Research Analyst

"Mobile services will account for over half of the telecoms revenue growth in Latin America."

The telecoms sector in Latin America (LATAM) will grow slowly over time, driven by mobile data services and increased next-generation access (NGA) adoption. This report provides an analysis of the main telecoms trends in Latin America and explains how they will evolve in the next 5 years.

This report and associated data annex provide:

  • a 5-year forecast of 180 mobile and fixed KPIs for the LATAM region as a whole and six key countries
  • an in-depth analysis of the trends, drivers and forecast assumptions for each type of mobile and fixed service, and for key countries
  • an overview of operator strategies and country-specific topics, in order to highlight similarities and differences by means of a cross-country comparison
  • a summary of results, key implications and recommendations for mobile and fixed operators.

Coverage

Geographical coverage

 

Key performance indicators

Region modelled

  • Latin America (LATAM)

 

Countries modelled individually

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Peru

 

 

Connections

Mobile

  • Handset, mobile broadband, IoT
  • Prepaid, contract
  • 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
  • Smartphone,
    non-smartphone

 

Fixed

  • Voice, broadband, IPTV, dial-up
  • Narrowband voice, VoBB
  • DSL, FTTP/B, cable, BFWA, 5G, other

 

Fixed and mobile voice traffic

  • Outgoing minutes, MoU
 

Revenue

Mobile

  • Service, retail
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset, mobile broadband, IoT
  • Handset voice, messaging, data

 

Fixed

  • Service, retail
  • Voice, broadband, IPTV, dial-up, business services
  • DSL, FTTP/B, cable, BFWA, other

 

Mobile ARPU

  • SIMs, handset
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset voice, data