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

Paraguay - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4433719
  • Report
  • Region: Paraguay
  • 70 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Copaco
  • DirecTV
  • Grupo Clarin
  • Millicom (Tigo Paraguay)
  • Vox
  • MORE
The state-owned incumbent, Corporación Paraguaya de Comunicaciones (Copaco) retains a monopoly on all fixed-line voice services, including local telephony, international long-distance telephony, and VoIP. In the mobile market, however, there has been competition since 1998. The internet market is also open to competition, and there are over a dozen ISPs offering services. Copaco lost its monopoly over the international backbone for internet connectivity in early 2009.

Growth in the number of mobile subscribers in recent years has been helped by the poor condition of much of the country's fixed-line infrastructure. Underinvestment in infrastructure by Copaco has meant that lift Paraguay's teledensity remains very low for the region. There is little expectation that the situation will be addressed effectively until the operator is restructured. Despite this the number of mobile subscriptions fell in recent years, partly due to economic constraints and partly due to price competition among operators which has made it less attractive to have SIM cards from different networks.

Another major drawback for Copaco and for Paraguay's telecom sector generally is the country's landlocked position, which makes it dependant on neighbouring nations for interconnection with submarine cable networks. This has driven up the price of broadband services, hampered growth in the sector and resulted in relatively low penetration. Available technologies include DSL, cable modem, FttP, and WiMAX. Copaco has a near-monopoly in the DSL market, given that there is little regulatory provision for unbundled local loops and other access mechanisms. DSL is the main fixed broadband technology, but it is unavailable in much of the country due to low teledensity. There is a fast-growing fibre broadband market, though the number of subscribers remains small while network builds remain limited to certain pockets within the major cities.

Copaco's main competitor in the fixed broadband market is Millicom's Tigo, which offers broadband via cable modem under the brand name Tigo Hogar. The service is available in Asunción and neighbouring towns over a Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC) network. Tigo also provides broadband using WiMAX and FttP technologies.

There is effective competition in the mobile market, which is served by four operators: Tigo (the market leader), Telecom Argentina's Núcleo, América Móvil's Claro, and Copaco's Vox. These operators have capitalised on the opportunities created by poor fixed-line infrastructure and by consumer demand for mobile voice and data services. There are about 18 mobile phones in Paraguay for every fixed-line in service, the highest proportion in Latin America.

Key Developments:

Telcos and government agencies agree to coordinate efforts to improve fibre connectivity;
Regulator raises $84 million from 700MHz auction; approves updated National Telecommunications Plan 2016 - 2020;
Tigo to invest $100 million to provide 66% population coverage with LTE by end-2020;
Paraguay joins the South American fibre ring project developed by the Union of South American Nations;
Report update includes the regulators market data to for 2017, operator data to Q1 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Copaco, Millicom (Tigo Paraguay), Vox, América Móvil (Claro Paraguay), Grupo Clarin, DirecTV, Personal (Telecom Argentina).
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Copaco
  • DirecTV
  • Grupo Clarin
  • Millicom (Tigo Paraguay)
  • Vox
  • MORE
1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Telecommunications market
3.1 Historical overview
3.2 Market analysis
3.3 Telecom Maturity Index by tier
3.4 TMI versus GDP
3.5 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
3.6 Fixed and mobile broadband penetration

4 Regulatory environment
4.1 Historical overview
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.3 Universal Service Fund

5 Fixed network operators
5.1 Copaco

6 Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.2 International infrastructure
6.3 Infrastructure developments
6.4 Wholesale
6.5 Data centres

7 Fixed-line broadband market
7.1 Introduction and statistical overview
7.2 Broadband statistics
7.3 WiMAX
7.4 Forecasts fixed broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023

8 Digital economy
8.1 eHealth

9 Mobile market
9.1 Market analysis
9.2 Mobile statistics
9.3 Mobile data
9.4 Mobile broadband
9.5 Forecasts mobile subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
9.6 Regulatory issues
9.7 Mobile infrastructure
9.8 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
9.9 Major mobile operators

10 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Paraguay 2018
Table 2 Evolution of GDP in Paraguay 2013 2018
Table 3 Fixed and mobile market share of subscribers 2009 2019
Table 4 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 - 2019
Table 5 International bandwidth 2009- 2016
Table 6 Tigo broadband homes connected 2015 - 2019
Table 7 Internet users and user penetration 2010 - 2019
Table 8 Broadband subscribers, annual change and penetration 2010 - 2018
Table 9 Fixed broadband subscribers by platform 2006 2016
Table 10 Fixed internet subscribers by access speed 2010 - 2016
Table 11 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 12 Mobile and mobile internet coverage by technology 2017
Table 13 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2019
Table 14 Mobile subscribers: contract and prepaid 2010 2016
Table 15 Mobile operators' market share 2002 2016
Table 16 SMS traffic 2012 2017
Table 17 Mobile broadband subscribers by data rate 2010 - 2017
Table 18 Active mobile broadband subscribers 2009 - 2019
Table 19 Forecast mobile broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 20 Mobile spectrum distribution
Table 21 Annual mobile numbers ported 2012 2016
Table 22 Operator devices in service by technology 2017
Table 23 Tigo mobile subscribers (regulator data) 2002 2017
Table 24 Tigo mobile subscribers (company data) 2016 2019
Table 25 Tigo revenue 2015 2019
Table 26 Personal - mobile ARPU and churn 2017 - 2019
Table 27 Personal - mobile subscribers 2009 - 2019
Table 28 Personal mobile revenue 2011 - 2019
Table 29 Claro mobile subscribers 2010 - 2017
Table 30 Vox mobile subscribers 2010 - 2017

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 user penetration 2010 2019
Chart 12 Broadband subscribers, annual change and penetration 2015 2019
Chart 13 Fixed broadband subscribers by platform 2006 2016
Chart 14 Fixed internet subscribers by access speed 2010 - 2016
Chart 15 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 2019
Chart 16 Mobile subscribers: contract and prepaid 2010 2016
Chart 17 Mobile operators' market share 2002 2016
Chart 18 Active mobile broadband subscribers 2009 - 2019
Chart 19 Tigo revenue 2015 2019

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Map of Paraguay
Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 3 South America - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 4 Central America - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
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  • Copaco
  • Millicom (Tigo Paraguay)
  • Vox
  • América Móvil (Claro Paraguay)
  • Grupo Clarin
  • DirecTV
  • Personal (Telecom Argentina).
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