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Argentina - Fixed-Line Market and Infrastructure - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts Product Image

Argentina - Fixed-Line Market and Infrastructure - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

  • Published: December 2013
  • Region: Argentina
  • 13 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

Argentina’s teledensity is the fourth highest in South America after Uruguay, Chile, and Brazil – having been overtaken by the latter in 2012. As in other countries, fixed-to-mobile substitution has adversely affected the Argentinean fixed-line market. In fact, since peaking at 24.5% in 2005, the country’s teledensity has shrunk by 2.5 percentage points.

The local fixed-line market is made up of the following: the incumbents Telecom Argentina (Telecom) and Telefónica de Argentina (TASA); some 400 small telecom operators, mostly cooperatives; a few cable TV companies that offer fixed telephony over their networks as part of triple play bundles. While long distance services are highly competitive, in the local telephony sector, despite the large number of operators, meaningful competition has yet to develop. TASA and Telecom own respectively 52% and 45% of the country’s fixed lines in service.

Unlike other countries where triple play has helped boost the flagging fixed-line sector, the only company that could have made a difference – Grupo Clarín – has not been allowed to offer telephony services.
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1. Synopsis
2. Fixed network operators in Argentina
2.1 Overview of operators
2.2 Telefónica de Argentina (TASA)
2.3 Telecom Argentina
2.4 Telecom cooperatives
2.5 Claro
2.6 IPLAN
3. Telecommunications infrastructure
3.1 National telecom network
3.1.1 Fixed-line statistics
3.1.2 Public payphones
3.2 International infrastructure
3.2.1 Submarine cable networks
3.2.2 Satellite networks
3.3 Infrastructure developments
3.3.1 CDMA 450
3.3.2 IP and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
4. Wholesale
5. Forecasts – fixed-line market 2015; 2020
5.1 Scenario 1 – higher fixed-line growth
5.2 Scenario 2 – lower fixed-line growth
5.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
6. Related reports
Table 1 – Fixed lines in service – market share – 2003 - 2013
Table 2 – TASA fixed lines in service – 2000 - 2013
Table 3 – Telecom Argentina fixed lines in service – 2000 - 2013
Table 4 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2013
Table 5 – Public phones – 1996 - 2013
Table 6 – TASA wholesale accesses – 2005 - 2012
Table 7 – Forecast fixed lines – higher growth scenario –2015; 2020
Table 8 – Forecast fixed lines – lower growth scenario –2015; 2020
Chart 1 – Fixed-line market share at a glance – 2012
Chart 2 – Evolution of fixed lines in Argentina – 2002 – 2013
Exhibit 1 – Telefónica de Argentina at a glance
Exhibit 2 – Telecom Argentina at a glance
Exhibit 3 – Telecom Argentina – shareholder and antitrust issues

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