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Uruguay - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 1086041
  • Report
  • Region: Uruguay
  • 37 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Antel
  • Claro Uruguay
  • Dedicado
  • Movistar Uruguay
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Uruguay's multi-spectrum auction supporting wider LTE deployment

Uruguay's government has been pursued prudent macroeconomic policies which have been sympathetic to investment. Transparent regulations, growing domestic consumption, relatively high living standards for the region, and a cheap labour force are expected to continue drawing international capital. The country ranked top in Latin America on the World Prosperity Index for 2016.

Uruguay enjoys one of the highest broadband penetration rates in Latin America, and the second highest fixed-line teledensity rate after Costa Rica. Mobile penetration is the second highest after Panama. In terms of computer penetration, Uruguay tops all other countries in the region by a considerable margin, and this has facilitated growth in fixed-line broadband adoption.

Uruguay is one of the very few Latin American countries where the local fixed-line market is neither privatised nor liberalised. Antel, the state-owned incumbent, has a monopoly in the provision of local telephony and fixed broadband services. Other segments of the telecom market have been opened to competition, including international long-distance telephony, mobile telephony, and fixed-wireless broadband.

Uruguay is also one of the few countries in the world where broadband access via cable modem does not exist. Although cable networks are well equipped technologically, and digital cable TV is widely available, telecom legislation prohibits data transmission over pay TV networks. There are ongoing discussions over the need to change regulations and permit cable TV providers to offer broadband services. Cable broadband would help strengthen the pay TV market, make bundled solutions more widely available, and give customers the freedom to choose their internet provider. Nevertheless, there is a fast developing market for OTT videostreaming services. Netflix has been available since September 2011, and other providers also compete.

Antel's Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) program is by far the most ambitious broadband effort in Latin America. With an investment projected to reach $800 million, the company expects to provide national FttP coverage by early 2022. Together with the FttP network, the opening the submarine cable system (Bicentenario) in early 2012 and the Tannat cable in August 2017 have helped boost Uruguay's internet bandwidth, and the data rate available to end-users.

The mobile market is dominated by Antel, with Telefónica's Movistar as second-placed operators and América Móvil's Claro a distant third. All three operators offer mobile broadband through 3G and LTE networks. Mobile broadband is the fastest growing telecom sector by far. Operators have achieved nationwide 3G coverage, which has attracted a growing number of subscribers outside of Montevideo. The number of mobile broadband subscribers continues to grow strongly. Antel has been at the forefront with LTE services, though the auction of multi-band spectrum in August 2017 has also enabled Movistar and Claro to widen the reach of their LTE offers.

Key developments:
  • Telefónica and Claro secure 700MHz spectrum at auction;
  • Further delays to ASO process;
  • Antel invests $30 million in Uruguay-Brazil cable;
  • Antel connects over half a million premises to Internet Vera fibre network;
  • Antel investing $800 million to provide national FttP coverage by early 2022;
  • International bandwidth increased to 211Gb/s;
  • Movistar extends commercial LTE services;
  • Report includes the regulator's market data for 2016, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2017, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:

Antel, Claro Uruguay, Movistar Uruguay, Dedicado
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Antel
  • Claro Uruguay
  • Dedicado
  • Movistar Uruguay
  • MORE
1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Historical overview
4.2 Market analysis
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Regulatory authority
5.2 Government policies
5.2.1 Telecom sector liberalisation in Uruguay
5.2.2 Privatisation
5.2.3 Media Law December 2014
5.2.4 Ceibal Plan
5.2.5 Internet for All (Universal Hogares)
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Antel
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.2 International infrastructure
7.3 Infrastructure developments
7.3.1 Fixed-wireless and Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
8. Wholesale
9. Fixed-line broadband market
9.1 Market analysis
9.2 Broadband statistics
9.2.1 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
9.2.2 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
10. Mobile market
10.1 Market analysis
10.2 Mobile statistics
10.3 Mobile data
10.3.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
10.4 Mobile broadband
10.5 Forecasts mobile subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
10.6 Regulatory issues
10.6.1 Spectrum allocations and spectrum auctions
10.6.2 Spectrum auction 2013
10.6.3 Spectrum auction 2017
10.6.4 SIM card registration
10.7 Mobile infrastructure
10.7.1 Digital networks
10.7.2 3G
10.7.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
10.7.4 Mobile satellite
10.8 Major mobile operators
10.8.1 Antel
10.8.2 Movistar
10.8.3 Claro
11. Related reports

List of Tables:
Table 1 Country statistics Uruguay 2017 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2017 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2017 (e)
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2017 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2016 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Evolution of GDP in Uruguay 2000 - 2017
Table 8 Ratio of mobile to fixed-line phones - 1997 - 2016
Table 9 Telecom services comparative change in price 2005 - 2013
Table 10 Telecommunications contribution to GDP as % 2008 - 2016
Table 11 Telecommunications contribution to GDP 2005 - 2016
Table 12 Telecommunications services revenue 2010 - 2016
Table 13 Telecom share of revenue by segment 2005 2016
Table 14 Investment in telecommunications 2008 - 2016
Table 15 Fixed-line services revenue 2008 - 2016
Table 16 Fixed-line national traffic 2008 - 2017
Table 17 Fixed-line traffic to mobile networks - 2005 - 2017
Table 18 Fixed-line revenue 2008 - 2016
Table 19 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1997 - 2009
Table 20 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 - 2018
Table 21 Historic - Public payphones 1997 - 2009
Table 22 Public payphones 2010 - 2017
Table 23 International internet bandwidth 2001 - 2016
Table 24 Historic - Internet users and user penetration rate 1997 - 2009
Table 25 Internet users and user penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 26 Fixed and fixed wireless broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2005 - 2018
Table 27 Fixed-line broadband subscribers by platform 2011 - 2016
Table 28 Fixed broadband operators' market share 2008 - 2016
Table 29 Dial-up internet subscribers - 2008 - 2014
Table 30 Dial-up internet traffic - 2011 - 2015
Table 31 Data/internet revenue 2012; 2016
Table 32 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 33 Mobile market revenue 2008- 2016
Table 34 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2009
Table 35 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2019
Table 36 Mobile operators' market share 2002 - 2016
Table 37 Mobile traffic 2008 - 2016
Table 38 Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2005 - 2016
Table 39 Mobile prepaid and contract subscribers 2007 - 2016
Table 40 SMS message volume 2009 - 2018
Table 41 Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2008 - 2017
Table 42 Mobile internet connections by speed 2014 - 2016
Table 43 Proportion of mobile internet connections by speed 2014 - 2016
Table 44 Forecast mobile subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 45 Antel mobile subscribers 2002 - 2016
Table 46 Movistar Uruguay mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2016
Table 47 Movistar Uruguay mobile revenue - 2012 - 2017
Table 48 Claro mobile subscribers 2004 - 2016

List of Charts:
Chart 1 Telecom revenue by segment 2005 - 2016
Chart 2 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2018
Chart 3 Internet users and user penetration rate 2010 2018
Chart 4 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 2019

List of Exhibits:
Exhibit 1 Map of Uruguay
Exhibit 2 - Licensed ILD operators in Uruguay
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