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Guatemala - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 3763688
  • Report
  • Region: Guatemala
  • 78 pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • A-Tel
  • Cablenet
  • Claro (Telgua)
  • Comcel
  • Guatel
  • Telefónica (Movistar)
  • MORE
Among the poorer countries in Latin America, Guatemala's telecom infrastructure has suffered from years of underinvestment from state and provincial governments. The poor state of fixed-line infrastructure has led to Guatemala having one of the lowest teledensities in the region. In many rural regions of the country there is no fixed-line access available, and so mobile services are adopted by necessity.

Network upgrades, in both the fixed-line and mobile sectors, have largely been undertaken by the private sector. Private investment has been supported by government and regulatory efforts, resulting in a steady growth in the number of fixed lines which in turn has supported growth in the fixed broadband segment. In the mobile sector operator investments in LTE infrastructure have stimulated the take-up of mobile data services.

Steady GDP growth should provide greater disposable household revenue and so stimulate demand for telecom and ICT services. This could be more marked if the country managed to free itself from its legacy of violence, poverty, and corruption, factors which continue to inhibit prospective investors.

Key players including Telefónica and América Móvil are regional and global powerhouses which can tap into expertise and financial resources to bolster their Guatemalan businesses. In March 2019 Telefónica group sold is local unit to América Móvil, a deal which would create are stronger provider of converged services if it gains regulatory approval.

Given the commercial impetus of operators, insufficient government financial investment has resulted in many regional areas remaining with poor or non-existent services. Nevertheless, the country benefits from one of the most open regulatory frameworks, with all telecom sectors having been open to competition since 1996.

América Móvil controls about 83% of the fixed lines in service through its subsidiary Claro. Mobile telephony is the most developed telecom market sector in Guatemala, accounting for most voice lines and internet access lines. The intense competition among the three operators has helped to improve services and lower prices for end-users. Mobile penetration is on a par with the regional average, though the slower growth in the mobile subscriber base suggests a level of market saturation, with the emphasis among operators being on generating revenue via mobile data services.

Key Developments:

Telefónica Group sells its local unit to América Móvil;
Regulator prepares for 1700MHz spectrum auction in mid-2019;
Movistar extends reach of its LTE-A services;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2018, operators' data to Q1 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Tigo (Millicom), Telefónica (Movistar), Claro (Telgua), Guatel, Cablenet, Unitel, Comcel, A-Tel
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • A-Tel
  • Cablenet
  • Claro (Telgua)
  • Comcel
  • Guatel
  • Telefónica (Movistar)
  • MORE
1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Telecommunications market
3.1 Historic overview

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 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.3 Privatisation of Guatel/Telgua
5.4 DR-CAFTA
5.5 Interconnection
5.6 Foreign investments

6 Fixed network operators
6.1 Claro/Telgua (América Móvil)
6.2 Movistar (Telefónica)

7 Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National fibre-backbone networks
7.2 International infrastructure

8 Broadband market
8.1 Introduction and statistical overview

9 Mobile market
9.1 Market analysis
9.2 Regulatory issues
9.3 Mobile infrastructure
9.4 Major mobile operators
9.5 Mobile content and applications

10 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Guatemala 2018
Table 2 Evolution of GDP in Guatemala 2000 2018
Table 3 Fixed lines by main operator 2009 2018
Table 4 Fixed lines by minor operator 2009 2018
Table 5 Historical - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1996 2009
Table 6 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2019
Table 7 Public payphones in service 2003; 2008; 2012-2018
Table 8 Historical - Internet users and penetration rate 1997 2009
Table 9 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 2019
Table 10 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2005 2019
Table 11 Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2002 2017
Table 12 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 2009
Table 13 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 2019
Table 14 Mobile subscribers by operator (regulator data) 2003 2018
Table 15 Market share by mobile operator 2000 2018
Table 16 Mobile traffic by operator 2014 2018
Table 17 Mobile traffic market share by operator 2014 2018
Table 18 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2019
Table 19 Tigo Guatemala mobile subscribers 2000 2019
Table 20 Tigo Guatemala financial data 2015 2019
Table 21 Claro mobile subscribers 2000 2018
Table 22 Movistar Guatemala mobile subscribers 2003 2018

List of Charts
Chart 1 Latin America Overall Telecoms Maturity Index
Chart 2 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders Category
Chart 3 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers Category
Chart 4 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Laggards Category
Chart 5 South America Telecoms Maturity Index by country
Chart 6 Central America Telecoms Maturity Index by country
Chart 7 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 8 Latin America mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 9 Latin America fixed broadband penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 10 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2019
Chart 11 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 2019
Chart 12 Broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2005 2019
Chart 13 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2003 2019
Chart 14 Mobile subscribers by operator (regulator data) 2003 2018
Chart 15 Market share by mobile operator 2000 2018
Chart 16 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2019
Chart 17 Tigo Guatemala financial data 2015 2019

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 South America - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 Central America - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 4 Major submarine cable networks connecting Guatemala
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  • Tigo (Millicom)
  • Telefónica (Movistar)
  • Claro (Telgua)
  • Guatel
  • Cablenet
  • Unitel
  • Comcel
  • A-Tel
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