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Uruguay - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 133 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Uruguay
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 1086041

Uruguay gets closer to mobile number portability

Uruguay's mobile market is among the more advanced in the region, with the mobile penetration rate being the second highest after Chile. There is effective competition in the market, and although Antel retains a commanding lead in terms of the share of subscribers this has fallen steadily since 2016. The chief beneficiary of this decline has been Claro, while Movistar has held steady.

 

Claro in early 2019 appealed to the government to introduce mobile number portability, noting that Uruguay was one of the few markets in the region without the facility. Since then, the regulator and government have endeavoured to implement MNP as a way to encourage competition and improve quality of service for subscribers. Law 19,889/2020, enacted in July 2020, stipulated that access to MNP was a right for mobile telephony customers. The facility is usually undertaken by a third-party company, and the government recently selected a consortium comprised of Cleartech and Cietel to administer the database through to 2026. More recently, the MNOs signed contracts with Cleartech and Cietel in preparation for making use of MNP. The benefits to subscribers should begin to be felt soon into 2022, as the operators compete to retain their subscribers.

Table of Contents

  1. Key statistics
    Regional Latin America Market Comparison
    1. Market characteristics
    2. Market Leaders
    3. Market Challengers
    4. Market Emergents
    5. TMI versus GDP
    6. Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
    7. Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration
  2. Country overview
    Telecommunications market
    1. Historical overview
    2. Market analysis
  3. Regulatory environment
    1. Regulatory authority
    2. Fixed-line developments
    3. Mobile network developments
  4. Mobile market
    1. Market analysis
    2. Mobile statistics
    3. Mobile data
    4. Mobile broadband
    5. Mobile infrastructure
    6. Major mobile operators
  5. Fixed-line broadband market
    1. Market analysis
    2. Broadband statistics
  6. Digital economy
    1. Internet of Things (IoT)
    2. Electronic payments
  7. Fixed network operators
    1. Antel
  8. Telecommunications infrastructure
    1. Overview of the national telecom network
    2. International infrastructure
    3. Infrastructure developments
    4. Wholesale
  9. Appendix Historic dataGlossary of abbreviationsRelated reports
    List of Tables
    • Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Uruguay 2021 (e)
    • Table 2 Evolution of GDP in Uruguay 2012 2022
    • Table 3 Ratio of mobile to fixed-line phones 2012 2021
    • Table 4 Development of mobile market revenue 2012 2021
    • Table 5 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2012 2027
    • Table 6 Mobile operators' market share of mobile voice subscribers 2012 2021
    • Table 7 Change in mobile voice traffic 2012 2021
    • Table 8 Change in the ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2012 2021
    • Table 9 Change in the number of prepaid and contract mobile subscribers (million) 2012 2021
    • Table 10 Decline in SMS traffic 2012 2021
    • Table 11 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
    • Table 12 Change in the number of mobile internet subscribers by speed 2011 2018
    • Table 13 Proportion of mobile internet connections by speed 2011 2018
    • Table 14 Change in the number of base stations by technology 2017 2021
    • Table 15 Change in the number of Antel's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
    • Table 16 Change in the number of Movistar Uruguay mobile subscribers 2012 2021
    • Table 17 Movistar Uruguay mobile revenue and financial data ( million) 2012 2019
    • Table 18 Change in the number of Claro's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
    • Table 19 Change in the number of internet users and rate 2012 2022
    • Table 20 Change in the number of fixed and fixed wireless broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
    • Table 21 Change in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers by platform 2012 2021
    • Table 22 Change in fixed broadband services by data rate 2018 2021
    • Table 23 Change in the fixed broadband operators' market share 2012 2021
    • Table 24 Change in fixed broadband subscribers by technology 2012 2021
    • Table 25 Fixed-line services revenue 2012 2021
    • Table 26 Decline in fixed-line traffic to mobile networks 2012 2021
    • Table 27 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
    • Table 28 Change in the number of public payphones 2012 2021
    • Table 29 Historic - Evolution of GDP in Uruguay 2000 2011
    • Table 30 Historic - Telecommunications contribution to GDP 2005 2017
    • Table 31 Historic - Telecommunications services revenue 2010 2016
    • Table 32 Historic - Telecom share of revenue by segment 2005 2016
    • Table 33 Historic - Investment in telecommunications 2013 2016
    • Table 34 Historic - Fixed-line services revenue 2008 2011
    • Table 35 Historic - Fixed-line national traffic 2011 2016
    • Table 36 Historic - Fixed-line traffic to mobile networks 2005 2011
    • Table 37 Historic - Fixed and fixed wireless broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2005 2011
    • Table 38 Historic - International internet bandwidth 2002 2017
    • Table 39 Historic - Fixed broadband operators' market share 2008 2011
    • Table 40 Historic - Mobile market revenue 2008 2011
    • Table 41 Historic - Mobile voice traffic 2008 2011
    • Table 42 Historic - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2008 2011
    • Table 43 Historic - Antel - mobile subscribers 2002 2011
    • Table 44 Historic - Historic - Movistar Uruguay - mobile subscribers 2002 2011
    • Table 45 Historic - Claro - mobile subscribers 2004 2011
    • Table 46 Historic - Fixed-line national traffic 2008 2011
    List of Charts
    • Chart 1 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders
    • Chart 2 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers
    • Chart 3 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents
    • Chart 4 Latin America - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
    • Chart 5 Latin America Mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
    • Chart 6 South America mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
    • Chart 7 Central America mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
    • Chart 8 South America Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
    • Chart 9 Central America Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
    • Chart 10 Ratio of mobile to fixed-line phones 2012 2021
    • Chart 11 Development of mobile market revenue 2012 2021
    • Chart 12 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2012 2027
    • Chart 13 Mobile operators' market share of mobile voice subscribers 2012 2021
    • Chart 14 Change in mobile voice traffic 2012 2021
    • Chart 15 Change in the ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2012 2021
    • Chart 16 Change in the number of prepaid and contract mobile subscribers (million) 2012 2021
    • Chart 17 Decline in SMS traffic 2012 2021
    • Chart 18 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
    • Chart 19 Change in the number of mobile internet subscribers by speed 2011 2018
    • Chart 20 Change in the number of base stations by technology 2017 2021
    • Chart 21 Change in the number of internet users and rate 2012 2022
    • Chart 22 Change in the number of fixed and fixed wireless broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
    • Chart 23 Change in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers by platform 2012 2021
    • Chart 24 Change in fixed broadband subscribers by technology 2012 2021
    • Chart 25 Fixed-line services revenue 2012 2021
    • Chart 26 Decline in fixed-line traffic to mobile networks 2012 2021
    • Chart 27 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
    • Chart 28 Change in the number of public payphones 2012 2021
    List of Exhibits
    • Exhibit 1 Map of Telecom Maturity Index global ranking among countries in Latin America
    • Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
    • Exhibit 3 Latin America Market Leaders and market developments
    • Exhibit 4 Latin America Market Challengers and market developments
    • Exhibit 5 Latin America Market Emergents and market developments
    • Exhibit 6 Map of Uruguay
    • Exhibit 7 Spectrum auction results 2019
    • Exhibit 8 - Licensed ILD operators in Uruguay
    • Exhibit 9 Submarine cable network links to Uruguay in 2021

Executive Summary

The Uruguay - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses report includes all relevant research data and analysis. Covering trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, infrastructure and regulation.