The ICT Intelligence Reports go beyond the everyday news snapshots you might see about a particular service or market, and piece them together to provide a holistic overview of each trend.
This allows a better understanding of the trends, such as their role in the region, and their status – in terms of development and rollout – compared to neighboring markets and the rest of the world.
Solution vendors will learn more about the needs of their clients and the strategies of their competitors, while service providers and end-users will learn how each trend could be of benefit to their business.
Each report includes the latest available statistics from relevant sources, such as broadband adoption rates per country or percent of business processes that Latin American enterprises have migrated to the cloud.
For each trend we compare multiple reports from government agencies, international consultancies and trade organizations, and interview key participants to address information gaps or discrepancies that emerge from those comparisons.
Apart from regular overviews of the ICT industry in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Colombia, topics in the last year included Pay TV vs OTT, Startup Culture, Smart Cities and Adoption of Cloud Platforms."
The Latin American region has probably passed an inflection point at which most of the population is open to using a smartphone app if they learn of one that meets their needs and have access to a suitable device. Furthermore, the existence of community internet centers means they will also use those apps on a desktop PC.
Although governments in Latin America are working hard to ensure universal access to the internet, it is striking to think that in the not too distant future there will be people in the region who have not yet been online, but will nevertheless work in environments where their tools or vehicles are connected.
The precursors of this vision are already in place in Latin America, where operators already provide M2M platforms and 4G networks, and governments promote smart city initiatives. The exciting thing is that while it is existing internet coverage that makes the internet of things (IoT) possible, the new service possibilities give governments and operators even more reason to increase coverage. A lot of the developments expected in 2017 are geared towards that scenario. So while it was smartphones, "shared economy" services and Pokemon Go that shaped 2016, they are probably just a foretaste of the changes that the digital economy promises for 2017.
- Figure - Smartphone Penetration in Latin America
2. IoT This, IoT That
- Access Networks and Spectrum
- Figure - LTE Adoption in Latin America
3. Virtualization: No Minor Undertaking
- Transport Networks
- Figure - Internet Penetration, Fixed vs Mobile
4. Regulation and Legislation
- Competitive Landscape
5. The Rush for Content
- Figure - Mobile Devices still Carry
- ARSAT: Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales SA
- ASIET: Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones
- America Movil SAB de CV / América Móvil México
- Axtel Sab de CV
- Comscore Inc
- Digicel Group Ltd
- ENACOM: Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones
- Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá SA"
- Facebook Inc
- Fundacao cpqd Centro de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento em Telecomunicacoes cpqd
- GSMA: GSM Association
- Google Inc
- IDB: Inter American Development Bank
- MINTIC: Ministerio de Tecnologias de la Informacion y las Comunicaciones / Colombia ICT Ministry
- Microsoft Corp
- Millicom International Cellular SA Mic
- Morgan Stanley
- Nokia Corp
- Oi SA
- Oi SA
- SCT: Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes mexico
- SIGET: Superintendencia General de Electricidad y Telecomunicaciones
- TELEBRAS: Telecomunicacoes Brasileiras SA
- Telecom Argentina SA
- Telefonaktiebolaget lm Ericsson
- Telefonica Brasil SA telefonica vivo
- Telefonica SA
- Tim participacoes SA