Colombia Telecommunications Report Q4 2012

  • ID: 2227172
  • August 2012
  • Region: Colombia
  • 84 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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The Colombia Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, telecommunication associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Colombia's telecommunications industry.

BMI View: Although not quite reaching the heights of some of its peer market, Colombia stands out as one of the more developed markets in Latin America with a regulator keen to introduce new technologies and boost access. Colombia’s mobile market remains dominated by a single operator and, despite a number of initiative, little has changed in market dynamics for several years. However, the market is competitive and the large number of players in the fixed and broadband arena make this one of the more dynamic and competitive segments of Colombia’s telecoms market.

Key Data

- Mobile forecasts were upgraded on the back of strong growth from operators across the board with newcomers Uff! And UNE EPM providing a notable boost. We forecast 56.8mn connections by 2016, up 14.9% from 2012.

- Third-ranked Tigo continues to report strong growth in its mobile broadband subscriptions,
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BMI Industry View 5

SWOT Analysis 6

Colombia Mobile Market SWOT 6

Colombia Wireline SWOT 7

Colombia Political SWOT 8

Colombia Economic SWOT 8

Colombia Business Environment SWOT 9

Risk/Reward Ratings 10

Latin America Risk Reward Ratings 10
Table: Q412 Risk/Reward Ratings 12

Colombia 12

Industry Forecast Scenario 14
Table: Mobile – Historical Data And Forecasts, 2009-2016 14

ARPU Forecast (COP) 16

Fixed Line 18

Internet 19

Market Overview 21

Mobile 21

Regional Perspective 21

Key Developments 22

Market Growth 23
Table: Colombia Mobile Market Growth, 2010-2012 24

Market Shares 24
Table: Colombia Mobile Market Shares, Q212 25

Usage 27

MVNOs 28

Mobile Content 30
Table: SMS And MMS Messages Sent By Operator (bn) 30
Table: Colombia Mobile Internet Subscribers By Operator 2012 (‘000) 31
Table: Colombia Mobile Market Overview 33
Table: Claro 33
Table: Tigo 34

Mobile Content 36

Regional Overview 36

Fixed Line 39

Pay TV 43

Internet 45
Table: Colombia Internet Subscribers By Department 45
Table: Colombia Internet Subscribers By Type (000) 2011 48

Industry Trends And Developments 50

Networks 50

3G 50

4G 51

Key Market Developments 52
Table: Key Market Developments 52

Colombia Telecommunications Report Q4 2012

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Regulatory Environment 54

Division Of Regulatory Responsibilities In Colombia 54

Background And Regulatory Bodies 54

Regulatory Developments 56
Table: Regulatory Developments 58

Competitive Landscape 59

Key Players 59
Table: Key Players: Colombia Telecoms Sector 59
Table: Selected Operator Financial Parameters 59

CompanyProfiles 60

Telefónica Colombia 60

Claro (formerly Comcel) 64

Tigo (Colombia Móvil) 67

Company Monitor 70

Selected Latin America Developments 73

Demographic Outlook 75
Table: Colombia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 76
Table: Colombia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 76
Table: Colombia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 77
Table: Colombia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 77

BMI Methodology 79

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 79
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts 79

Telecoms Business Environment Ratings 81

Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology 81

Ratings System 81

Indicators 81
Table: Ratings Indicators 82

Weighting 83
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 83

Sources 83

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