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Uruguay - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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

  • Antel
  • Claro Uruguay
  • Dedicado
  • Movistar Uruguay
  • MORE
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.

The country has a strong focus on fibre infrastructure, which accounts for about 70% of residential fixed-broadband connections and almost all business connections. With an investment projected to reach $800 million, the state-owned incumbent Antel expected 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.

Uruguay is one of the very few Latin American countries where the local fixed-line market is neither privatised nor liberalised. Antel 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.

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. In April 2019 Antel launched a commercial 5G network, though limited in reach.

Key Developments:

Antel and vendor partner Nokia open a commercial 5G network;
Mobile network operators call on the government to introduce number portability;
Government planning mid-2019 auction of 5G-suitable spectrum in the 600MHz and 2.5GHz ranges;
Telefónica and Claro secure 700MHz spectrum at auction;
Antel investing $800 million to provide national FttP coverage by early 2022;
International bandwidth increased to 258Gb/s;
Report includes the regulators market data to June 2018, telcos operating and financial data to Q1 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Antel, Claro Uruguay, Movistar Uruguay, Dedicado
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Antel
  • Claro Uruguay
  • Dedicado
  • Movistar Uruguay
  • MORE
1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Telecommunications market
3.1 Historical overview
3.2 Market analysis

4 Regional Latin America Market Comparison
4.1 Telecom Maturity Index by tier
4.2 TMI versus GDP
4.3 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
4.4 Fixed and mobile broadband penetration

5 Regulatory environment
5.1 Regulatory authority
5.2 Government policies

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
7.4 Wholesale

8 Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Market analysis
8.2 Broadband statistics

9 Mobile market
9.1 Market analysis
9.2 Mobile statistics
9.3 Mobile data
9.4 Mobile broadband
9.5 Forecasts mobile subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
9.6 Regulatory issues
9.7 Mobile infrastructure
9.8 Major mobile operators

10 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Uruguay 2018
Table 2 Evolution of GDP in Uruguay 2000 2018
Table 3 Ratio of mobile to fixed-line phones - 2009 2018
Table 4 Telecommunications contribution to GDP 2005 2017
Table 5 Telecommunications services revenue 2010 2016
Table 6 Telecom share of revenue by segment 2005 2016
Table 7 Investment in telecommunications 2013 2016
Table 8 Fixed-line services revenue 2008 2016
Table 9 Fixed-line national traffic 2008 2018
Table 10 Fixed-line traffic to mobile networks - 2005 2018
Table 11 Fixed-line revenue 2008 2016
Table 12 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2018
Table 13 Public payphones 2010 2018
Table 14 International internet bandwidth 2001 2017
Table 15 Internet users and user penetration rate 2010 2019
Table 16 Fixed and fixed wireless broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2005 2019
Table 17 Fixed-line broadband subscribers by platform 2011 2018
Table 18 Fixed broadband operators' market share 2008 2017
Table 19 Fixed broadband subscribers by platform 2016 2018
Table 20 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 21 Mobile market revenue 2008- 2016
Table 22 Mobile subscribers (voice and data only) and penetration rate 2010 2019
Table 23 Mobile operators' market share of mobile voice subscribers 2009 2018
Table 24 Mobile voice traffic 2008 2018
Table 25 Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2009 2018
Table 26 Mobile prepaid and contract subscribers 2009 2018
Table 27 SMS message volume 2009 2018
Table 28 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2008 2019
Table 29 Mobile internet subscribers by speed 2011 2018
Table 30 Proportion of mobile internet connections by speed 2014 2018
Table 31 Forecast mobile subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 32 Antel mobile subscribers 2002 2017
Table 33 Movistar Uruguay mobile subscribers - 2002 2017
Table 34 Movistar Uruguay mobile revenue and financial data- 2012 2019
Table 35 Claro mobile subscribers 2004 2017

List of Charts
Chart 1 Telecom revenue by segment 2005 2016
Chart 2 Latin America Overall Telecoms Maturity Index
Chart 3 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders Category
Chart 4 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers Category
Chart 5 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Laggards Category
Chart 6 South America Telecoms Maturity Index by country
Chart 11 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2009 2019
Chart 12 Internet users and user penetration rate 2009 2019
Chart 13 Fixed broadband subscribers by platform 2016 2018
Chart 14 Mobile subscribers (voice and data) and penetration rate 2010 2019
Chart 15 Mobile operators' market share of mobile voice subscribers 2009 2018
Chart 16 Mobile internet subscribers by speed 2011 2018

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Map of Uruguay
Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 3 South America - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 5 - Licensed ILD operators in Uruguay
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  • Antel
  • Claro Uruguay
  • Movistar Uruguay
  • Dedicado
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