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Bolivia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4403060
  • Report
  • November 2021
  • Region: Bolivia
  • 143 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Entel Movil
  • SES World Skies.
  • Tigo (Telefónica)
  • Viva (NuevaTel)

Bolivia strengthens satellite broadband service quality

Bolivia’s fixed broadband penetration is relatively low, at about 9%. This is partly due to the relatively high cost of services in a country with low disposable household income. However, connectivity in many rural and remote areas is poor or non-existent, while it remains patchy in many urban areas.

 

Bolivia has long relied on a combination of terrestrial cable links via neighbouring countries, and on satellite internet. The incumbent telco Entel owns and operates satellite ground stations across the country to offer telephony and internet services.

 

Although Bolivia participated in the Satélite Andino project to build a satellite to provide coverage over the region, in the end services were contracted to SES World Skies and coverage over Bolivia was only minimal. To address these limitations, a Bolivian Space Agency (ABE) was created in February 2010, and its own satellite (Túpac Katari) was launched in late 2013. In early 2020 the ABE announced plans to deploy hundreds of satellite antennae to boost connectivity in rural areas. The pandemic brought such plans to a halt, though since early 2021 work on this project has resumed.

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Entel Movil
  • SES World Skies.
  • Tigo (Telefónica)
  • Viva (NuevaTel)

Key Statistics
Regional Latin America Market Comparison
  • Market characteristics
  • Market Leaders
  • Market Challengers
  • Market Emergents
  • TMI versus GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration

Country overview
Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market
  • Market analysis

Regulatory environment
  • Overview
  • Regulatory authority
  • Fixed-line developments
  • Mobile market developments

Mobile market
  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile broadband
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • Mobile content and applications

Fixed-line broadband market
  • Introduction and statistical overview
  • Market analysis
  • Broadband statistics
  • Government ICT plans
  • Fixed-line broadband technologies

Digital economy
  • Entertainment
  • e-Health developments
  • e-Learning
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

Fixed network operators
  • Introduction
  • Entel
  • Cooperatives

Telecommunications infrastructure
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • International infrastructure
  • Infrastructure developments

Appendix Historic dataGlossary of abbreviationsRelated Reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Bolivia 2021 (e)
Table 2 Evolution of GDP in Bolivia 2011 2021
Table 3 Fixed-line/mobile market share of lines 2011 2021
Table 4 Development of telecom market revenue by sector (B$ million) 2011 2020
Table 5 Change in telecom fixed voice revenue by type (B$ million) 2011 2020
Table 6 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 7 Change in mobile voice traffic 2011 2020
Table 8 Change in mobile voice traffic per subscriber 2011 2020
Table 9 Change in annualised mobile ARPU 2011 2020
Table 10 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 11 Mobile internet connections by platform 2014 2020
Table 12 Growth in the number of Tigo's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Table 13 Development of Tigo's financial data ($ million) 2014 2021
Table 14 Change in the number of Viva's mobile subscribers 2015 2021
Table 15 Viva mobile LTE subscribers 2015 2020
Table 16 Development of Viva's financial data ($ million) 2016 2021
Table 17 Development of Viva's mobile revenue by type ($ million) 2015 2021
Table 18 Change in Viva's mobile ARPU ($ per month) 2017 2021
Table 19 Total fixed and mobile internet accesses 2011 2021
Table 20 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 21 Change in the fixed broadband market share by technology 2011 2020
Table 22 Cable broadband subscribers 2011 2020
Table 23 Change in the number of DSL subscribers 2011 2020
Table 24 Increase in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2012 2020
Table 25 WiMAX broadband subscribers 2015 2020
Table 26 Satellite broadband subscribers 2010 2020
Table 27 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Table 28 Change in local and national fixed-line traffic (million minutes) 2011 2020
Table 29 Change in average local fixed-line traffic per line 2011 2020
Table 30 International bandwidth 2011 2020
Table 31 Historic - Evolution of GDP in Bolivia 2000 2010
Table 32 Historic - Fixed-line/mobile market share of lines 1996 2010
Table 33 Historic - Fixed internet users and user penetration rate 2011 2016
Table 34 Historic - Telecom market revenue by sector (B$ million) 2005 2010
Table 35 Historic - Telecom fixed voice revenue by type (B$ million) 2005 2010
Table 36 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1996 2010
Table 37 Historic - Market share of mobile operators 2003 2017
Table 38 Historic - Mobile voice traffic 2006 2010
Table 39 Historic - Annualised mobile voice ARPU 2005 2010
Table 40 Historic - Mobile voice traffic per month per subscriber 2006 2010
Table 41 Historic - Active mobile broadband subscribers 2007 2010
Table 42 Historic - Entel - mobile subscribers 2000 2012
Table 43 Historic - Tigo mobile subscribers 2003 2010
Table 44 Historic - Fixed internet users and user penetration rate 1996 2010
Table 45 Historic - Total fixed and mobile internet accesses 2002 2010
Table 46 Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2002 2010
Table 47 Historic - Fixed broadband market share by technology 2002 2010
Table 48 Historic - Cable broadband subscribers 2002 2010
Table 49 Historic - DSL subscribers 2002 2010
Table 50 Historic - Entel revenue 2001 2015
Table 51 Historic - Entel fixed lines in service and market share 2000 2012
Table 52 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1996 2010
Table 53 Historic - International bandwidth 2000 2010
List of Charts
Chart 1 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders
Chart 2 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers
Chart 3 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents
Chart 4 Latin America - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
Chart 5 Latin America Mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 South America mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 7 Central America mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 8 South America Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 9 Central America Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 10 Development of telecom market revenue by sector (B$ million) 2011 2020
Chart 11 Change in telecom fixed voice revenue by type (B$ million) 2011 2020
Chart 12 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 13 Change in mobile voice traffic 2011 2020
Chart 14 Change in mobile voice traffic per subscriber 2011 2020
Chart 15 Change in annualised mobile ARPU 2011 2020
Chart 16 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 17 Change in the number of Tigo's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 18 Development of Tigo's financial data ($ million) 2014 2021
Chart 19 Change in the number of Viva's mobile subscribers 2015 2021
Chart 20 Development of Viva's financial data ($ million) 2016 2021
Chart 21 Development of Viva's mobile revenue by type ($ million) 2015 2021
Chart 22 Change in Viva's mobile ARPU ($ per month) 2017 2021
Chart 23 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 24 Change in the fixed broadband market share by technology 2011 2020
Chart 25 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Chart 26 Change in local and national fixed-line traffic (million minutes) 2011 2020
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Map of Telecom Maturity Index global ranking among countries in Latin America
Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 3 Latin America Market Leaders and market developments
Exhibit 4 Latin America Market Challengers and market developments
Exhibit 5 Latin America Market Emergents and market developments
Exhibit 6 Map of Bolivia
Exhibit 7 List of cooperatives
  • Autoridad de Fiscalización y Control Social de Telecomunicaciones y Transporte (ATT)
  • Entel Movil
  • Tigo (Telefónica)
  • Viva (NuevaTel)
  • SES World Skies.