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Colombia - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 2163076
  • Report
  • Region: Colombia
  • 28 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Avantel
  • DirecTV
  • ETB
  • Metrotel
  • Movistar
  • Uff! Móvil
  • MORE
Growth in Colombia's mobile market has slowed in recent years though it retains significant potential, particularly in the mobile broadband sector where penetration is still low and where strong demand exists in rural areas where fixed-line infrastructure remains poor. The market has seen considerable competition from the MVNO sector, with Virgin Mobile alone having almost 2.6 million subscribers as of mid-2017.

Three MNOs dominate the mobile market: Claro (the trading name of Comunicacíon Celular), Movistar (trading as Colombia Telecomunicacíon), and Tigo (trading as Colombia Móvil and owned by Millicent International). The leading player remains Claro, but its market share has been falling since 2009. The local trunking service provider Avantel serves a small number of mostly corporate customers using digital iDEN technology.

The MVNOs Uff! Móvil, ETB and Móvil Éxito offer mobile voice and internet services over Tigo's network, while Metrotel and Virgin Mobile have entered into wholesale agreements with Movistar. Since Tigo merged with UNE-EPM it has been able to offer converged services across fixed and mobile networks. Tigo in mid-2017 revised its hosting arrangement with Uff! Móvil in a bid to keep the MVNO in business after it had seen a dramatic fall in its subscriber base.

The regulator and government in early 2017 made progress on their plan to auction spectrum in the 700MHz and 1900MHz bands, aimed at improving LTE services across the country.

This report provides insights into Colombia's mobile market, including key market statistics and analyses as well as profiles of the major mobile operators and scenario forecasts to 2022.

Key Developments:
  • Claro Colombia trials 5G technology
  • regulator increases spectrum cap for MNOs to help improve network capacity
  • Tigo Colombia sells 1,200 mobile towers to ATC
  • Claro fined COP3.16 trillion and Movistar fined COP1.65 trillion for failing to meet certain licence conditions
  • MinTIC calls for expressions of interest in the planned auction of spectrum in the 700MHz and 1900MHz bands
  • Movistar launches commercial VoLTE services
  • regulator amends fixed-to-mobile MTRs
  • Tigo Colombia launches an M2M service
  • Claro extends LTE coverage to 425 municipalities
  • DirectTV launches LTE services
  • Avantel plans $250 million investment in LTE
  • report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2017, operator data to Q4 2017, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:

Claro/Comcel, Movistar, Tigo, Avantel, DirecTV, UNE-EPM, Uff! Móvil, ETB, Metrotel, Emcali, Virgin Mobile, Móvil Éxito, Globalstar.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Avantel
  • DirecTV
  • ETB
  • Metrotel
  • Movistar
  • Uff! Móvil
  • MORE
1. Synopsis

2. Market analysis

3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
3.2 Mobile voice
3.2.1 Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE)
3.3 Mobile data
3.3.1 SMS, MMS
3.4 Mobile broadband
3.5 Forecasts mobile subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
3.5.1 Notes on scenario forecasts

4. Regulatory issues
4.1 Spectrum regulations and auctions
4.1.1 Third generation (3G)
4.1.2 1710MHz, 1.8GNz, 2.5GHz
4.1.3 Proposed auctions
4.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
4.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)

5. Mobile infrastructure
5.1 Digital networks
5.1.1 GSM
5.1.2 3G/UMTS
5.1.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
5.1.4 5G
5.2 Other infrastructure developments
5.2.1 Satellite mobile

6. Major mobile operators
6.1 Claro (Comcel/América Móvil)
6.2 Movistar (Telefónica/Colombia Telecomunicaciones)
6.3 Tigo Colombia (Colombia Móvil/Millicom, EPM, ETB)
6.4 Avantel
6.5 UNE-EPM

7. Mobile Virtual Network Operators
7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Uff! Móvil
7.3 ETB
7.4 Metrotel
7.5 Emcali
7.6 Virgin Mobile
7.7 Móvil Éxito

8. Mobile content and applications
8.1 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
8.2 Mobile TV

9. Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2009
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2019
Table 3 Market share of mobile operators 2001 - 2017
Table 4 Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2005 - 2017
Table 5 SMS messages sent 2013 - 2016
Table 6 MMS messages sent 2013 - 2016
Table 7 Mobile internet subscribers by technology (2G, 3G, 4G) 2011 - 2017
Table 8 Mobile internet subscribers by operator 2013 - 2017
Table 9 Mobile broadband market share by operator 2010 - 2017
Table 10 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2008 - 2018
Table 11 Forecast mobile subscribers higher growth scenario 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 12 Spectrum allocations 1993
Table 13 3G subscribers 2010 - 2016
Table 14 LTE subscribers 2012 - 2016
Table 15 Claro Colombia subscribers 2001 - 2017
Table 16 Claro Colombia service revenue 2013 - 2017
Table 17 Claro Colombia mobile revenue 2016 - 2017
Table 18 Movistar subscribers 2001 - 2017
Table 19 Movistar Colombia financial data 2013 - 2017
Table 20 Tigo Colombia subscribers 2003 2017
Table 21 Tigo Colombia subscribers (MinTIC data) 2015 2017
Table 22 Tigo Colombia financial data (historic) 2010 - 2013
Table 23 Avantel mobile subscribers 2013 2017
Table 24 UNE-EPM mobile subscribers 2012 2017
Table 25 Uff! mobile subscribers 2011 2017
Table 26 ETB mobile subscribers 2013 2017
Table 27 Virgin Mobile subscribers 2013 2017
Table 28 Virgin Mobile market share of subscribers 2013 2017
Table 29 Móvil Exito subscribers 2013 2017
Table 30 Movistar M2M connections 2014 - 2017

List of Charts
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers market evolution at a glance 2005 2019

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 14G auction results
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  • Claro/Comcel
  • Movistar
  • Tigo
  • Avantel
  • DirecTV
  • UNE-EPM
  • Uff! Móvil
  • ETB
  • Metrotel
  • Emcali
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Móvil Éxito
  • Globalstar
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