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Guatemala - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses- Product Image
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Guatemala - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 3763688
  • Report
  • March 2021
  • Region: Guatemala
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • A-Tel
  • Cablenet
  • Comcel
  • Guatel
  • Telefónica
  • Tigo (Millicom)
Conecta Guate program advancing despite pandemic

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 fixed-line 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.

Private investment has been supported by government and regulatory efforts, resulting in a steady growth in the number of fixed lines which has supported growth in the fixed broadband segment. However, delays in launching LTE services left the country lagging behind in the development of mobile broadband and the benefits which it can bring to the country's social and economic growth.

Two new submarine cables are due for completion by 2022. Improved international connectivity should drive further uptake of both fixed and mobile broadband services.

Key players including Millicom (operating as Tigo Guatemala) and América Móvil are regional and global powerhouses which can tap into expertise and financial resources to bolster their Guatemalan businesses. The acquisition of Telefónica's Guatemala business by América Móvil in 2019 created a strong competitor to Millicom, which dominates the mobile sector. Intense competition among the operators has helped to improve services and lower prices for end-users.

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 85.1% of the fixed-lines market through its subsidiaries Claro and Movistar. Mobile telephony is the most developed telecom market sector in Guatemala, accounting for 90% of the 22.6 million telephone connections in the country. 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:
  • Telecom regulator approves the reorder of some spectrum in the 700MHz bandwidth;
  • Guatemala to auction 60MHz in the 700MHz band later in 2021;
  • América Móvil spins off its tower operation;
  • Conecta Guate free internet program advancing despite delays due to pandemic;
  • Pacific Cable should be ready for service later in 2021;
  • Guatemala to connect to the Aurora cable system in 2022;
The report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2020, operators' data to Q4 2020, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

América Móvil (Movistar, Claro, Telgua), Tigo (Millicom), Telefónica, Guatel, Cablenet, Unitel, Comcel, A-Tel, Columbus Business Solutions, Ufinet, Convergence Communications.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • A-Tel
  • Cablenet
  • Comcel
  • Guatel
  • Telefónica
  • Tigo (Millicom)
1 Key statistics

2 Regional Latin America Market Comparison
2.1 Telecom Maturity Index by tier
2.2 TMI versus GDP
2.3 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
2.4 Fixed and mobile broadband penetration

3 Country overview

4 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
4.1 Economic considerations and responses
4.2 Subscribers
4.3 Infrastructure

5 Telecommunications market
5.1 Historic overview

6 Regulatory environment
6.1 Regulatory authority
6.2 Fixed-line developments
6.3 Mobile market developments

7 Mobile market
7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Mobile infrastructure
7.3 Major mobile operators
7.4 Mobile content and applications

8 Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Introduction and statistical overview

9 Fixed network operators
9.1 Claro/Telgua (América Móvil)
9.2 Movistar (Telefónica now América Móvil)

10 Telecommunications infrastructure
10.1 Overview of the national telecom network
10.2 International infrastructure

11 Appendix Historic data

12 Glossary of abbreviations

13 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Guatemala 2020 (e)
Table 2 Evolution of GDP in Guatemala 2011 2020
Table 3 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 4 Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2011 2020
Table 5 Mobile subscribers by operator (regulator data) 2011 2020
Table 6 Market share by mobile operator 2011 2020
Table 7 Mobile traffic by operator 2014 2020
Table 8 Mobile traffic market share by operator 2014 2020
Table 9 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 10 Tigo Guatemala mobile subscribers 2011 2020
Table 11 Tigo Guatemala financial data 2014 2020
Table 12 Claro mobile subscribers 2011 2020
Table 13 Movistar Guatemala's mobile subscribers 2011 2020
Table 14 Internet users and penetration rate 2011 2020
Table 15 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2011 2026
Table 16 Fixed lines by main operator 2010 2020
Table 17 Fixed Line voice traffic by operator 2018 2020
Table 18 Fixed lines by minor operator 2010 2020
Table 19 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Table 20 Public payphones in service 2012 - 2026
Table 21 Historic - Evolution of GDP in Guatemala 2000 2010
Table 22 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1996 2010
Table 23 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1997 2010
Table 24 Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2005 2010
Table 25 Historic - Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2002 2010
Table 26 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 2010
Table 27 Historic - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2010
Table 28 Historic - Mobile subscribers by operator (regulator data) 2003 2010
Table 29 Historic - Market share by mobile operator 2000 2010
Table 30 Historic - Tigo Guatemala mobile subscribers 2000 2010
Table 31 Historic - Claro mobile subscribers 2000 2010
Table 32 Historic - Movistar Guatemala mobile subscribers 2003 2010

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 South America mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 9 Latin America fixed broadband penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 10 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 11 Mobile subscribers by operator (regulator data) 2011 2020
Chart 12 Market share by mobile operator 2011 2020
Chart 13 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 14 Tigo Guatemala financial data 2014 2020
Chart 15 Internet users and penetration rate 2011 2020
Chart 16 Broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2011 2026
Chart 17 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Chart 18 Public payphones in service 2012 - 2026

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 Submarine cable network links to Guatemala - 2021
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  • América Móvil (Movistar, Claro, Telgua)
  • Tigo (Millicom)
  • Telefónica
  • Guatel
  • Cablenet
  • Unitel
  • Comcel
  • A-Tel
  • Columbus Business Solutions
  • Ufinet
  • Convergence Communications
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