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Colombia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4668648
  • Report
  • November 2021
  • Region: Colombia
  • 224 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
Colombian Government Aiming to Sell its Stake in a Leading Telco

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Avantel
  • DirecTV
  • Edatel
  • Emcali
  • Metrotel
  • Móvil Éxito

Colombia determines internet access to be an essential service

Broadband subscribers in Colombia are heavily concentrated in the major cities, with Bogotá, Risaralda, and Antioquia having the highest penetration rates. Within each city there is also concentration amongst operators. Some cities have historical incumbent telcos which have retained their dominance: EPM controls about 90% of broadband lines in Medellin, for example. Penetration in the Amazonian departments of Guainía, Guaviare, Vaupés, and Vichada, by contrast, is no higher than 2%.

 

Investment in fibre has helped push up average data rates in recent years: the average fixed broadband download speed increased 82.4% in 2020, year-on-year, to 34.4Mb/s across all technologies. As of June 2021, the average fixed broadband download speed was 55.1Mb/s, showing a 98.2% increase year-on-year.

 

While broadband speeds are increasing, there remains concern about availability in rural areas. The government has endeavoured to address this with a number of public programs. An amendment to legislation made in August 2021 determined that the internet was an essential and universal public service, akin to access to water and electricity. This has stimulated local authorities to expedite the delivery of fixed and mobile broadband services. More recently, the government reiterated its commitment to the National Development Plan by which it would deliver broadband to 70% of households by the end of 2022.

 

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Avantel
  • DirecTV
  • Edatel
  • Emcali
  • Metrotel
  • Móvil Éxito

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
Regulatory environment
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Legislation
  • Fixed network developments
  • Mobile network developments
  • Wholesale

Mobile market
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Major mobile operators

Fixed-line broadband market
  • Government initiatives
  • Broadband statistics
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • Other fixed broadband services

Major network operators
  • Movistar (Telefónica Telecom/Colombia Telecom)
  • ETB
  • Tigo Colombia
  • Claro (Telmex Colombia/América Móvil)

Telecommunications infrastructure
  • National telecom network
  • International infrastructure

Appendix Historic dataGlossary of abbreviationsRelated Reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Colombia 2021 (e)
Table 2 Evolution of GDP in Colombia 2011 2025
Table 3 Change in the proportion of fixed and mobile connections 2011 2020
Table 4 Telecom market revenue 2011 2019
Table 5 Increase in the number of mobile numbers ported 2011 2021
Table 6 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 7 Change in the market share of mobile operators 2011 2020
Table 8 Change in the number of prepaid/postpaid mobile subscribers (million) 2011 2020
Table 10 Change in the average revenue from prepaid/postpaid mobile subscribers (COP/subscriber/month) 2017 2020
Table 11 Growth in mobile voice traffic 2011 2021
Table 12 Decline in mobile voice revenue 2011 2021
Table 13 Growth in the number of LTE mobile internet subscribers 2012 2021
Table 14 Change in the number of 3G mobile internet subscribers 2012 2021
Table 15 Change in the number of GSM mobile internet subscribers 2012 2021
Table 16 Growth in the number of Movistar's M2M connections 2013 2019
Table 17 Decline in annual SMS traffic 2012 2021
Table 18 Decline in annual SMS revenue 2012 2021
Table 19 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 20 Change in the number of mobile broadband accesses by technology (million) 2017 2020
Table 21 Development of municipal coverage by mobile technology 2017 2019
Table 22 Growth in mobile broadband traffic 2012 2021
Table 23 Development of mobile broadband revenue 2012 2021
Table 24 Change in the number of mobile broadband subscriptions by technology (million) 2011 2021
Table 25 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers by operator (thousand) 2013 2021
Table 26 Change in the share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2012 2021
Table 27 Change in the number of Claro Colombia's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Table 28 Development of Claro Colombia's service revenue (COP billion) 2011 2021
Table 29 Development of Claro Colombia's financial data (COP billion) 2011 2021
Table 30 Growth in the number of Movistar's mobile subscribers 2011 2020
Table 31 Development of Movistar Colombia's mobile financial data ( million) 2011 2021
Table 32 Growth in the number of Tigo Colombia's mobile subscribers 2010 2021
Table 33 Growth in the number of Tigo Colombia's subscribers (MinTIC data) 2011 2020
Table 34 Development of Tigo Colombia's financial data ($ million) 2010 2021
Table 35 Change in the number of Avantel's mobile subscribers 2013 2020
Table 36 MNVO share of mobile subscribers 2013 2020
Table 37 Change in the number of ETB's mobile subscribers 2013 2020
Table 38 Growth in the number of Virgin Mobile's subscribers 2013 2020
Table 39 Change in the number of Móvil Éxito's mobile subscribers 2013 2020
Table 41 Growth in fixed-line internet service revenue 2012 2021
Table 42 Change in the market share of broadband lines by technologies 2012 2021
Table 43 Change in the number of broadband subscribers by major operator (thousand) 2012 2021
Table 44 Change in the broadband market share by major operators 2012 20d21
Table 45 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2021
Table 46 Growth in the number of Movistar's broadband subscribers (company data) 2015 2020
Table 47 Decline in the number of DSL subscribers and penetration rate 2011 2021
Table 48 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2012 2021
Table 49 Growth in the number of ETB's fibre broadband subscribers by type 2015 2021
Table 50 Change in the number of WiMAX broadband subscribers 2015 2021
Table 51 Change in the number of satellite broadband subscribers 2013 2021
Table 52 Share of fixed lines in service (major operators) 2012 2021
Table 53 Change in the number of Movistar's fixed lines in service (regulator data) 2011 2021
Table 54 Change in Movistar's financial data ( million) 2011 2021
Table 55 Decline in the number of ETB's lines in service 2011 2021
Table 56 Change in ETB's share of subscriptions by services (Bogota) 2015 2021
Table 57 Development of ETB's financial data (COP billion) 2012 2021
Table 58 Change in ETB's operating revenue by service (COP billion) 2015 2021
Table 59 Change in the number of Tigo Une's fixed lines in service 2011 2021
Table 60 Change in the number of Claro's fixed lines in service 2011 2021
Table 61 Development of Claro's revenue by sector (COP billion) 2011 2021
Table 62 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Table 63 Decline in fixed-line voice traffic (billion minutes) 2018 2021
Table 64 Decline in fixed-line voice revenue (COP billion) 2018 2021
Table 65 Historic - Evolution of GDP in Colombia 2000 2010
Table 66 Historic - Fixed and mobile market share of connections 2000 2010
Table 67 Historic - Telcom market revenue 2001 2010
Table 68 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 2010
Table 69 Historic - Market share of mobile operators 2001 2010
Table 70 Historic - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2008 2010
Table 71 Historic - Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2005 2010
Table 72 Historic - Claro Colombia mobile subscribers 2001 2010
Table 73 Historic - Movistar mobile subscribers 2001 2010
Table 74 Historic - TigoUne mobile subscribers 2003 2010
Table 75 Historic - Uff! mobile subscribers 2011 2018
Table 76 Historic - UNE-EPM mobile subscribers 2012 2017
Table 77 Historic - Internet users and user penetration rates 1997 2012
Table 78 Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2002 2010
Table 79 Historic - Market share of broadband lines by technologies 2003 2010
Table 80 Historic - Cable modem subscribers and penetration rates 2003 2010
Table 81 Historic - DSL subscribers and penetration rates 2003 2010
Table 82 Historic - Share of fixed lines in service (major operators) 2000 2010
Table 83 Historic - ETB's fixed lines in service 2000 2010
Table 84 Historic - Movistar's fixed lines in service (regulator data) 2000 2010
Table 85 Historic - Tigo Une's fixed lines in service 2000 2010
Table 86 Historic - UNE 2015 2017
Table 87 Historic - Claro's fixed lines in service 2006 2010
Table 88 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1996 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 Change in the proportion of fixed and mobile connections 2011 2020
Chart 11 Telecom market revenue 2011 2019
Chart 12 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 13 Change in the market share of mobile operators 2011 2020
Chart 14 Change in the number of prepaid/postpaid mobile subscribers 2011 2020
Chart 15 Change in the proportion of prepaid/postpaid mobile subscribers 2011 2020
Chart 16 Change in the average revenue from prepaid/postpaid mobile subscribers 2017 2020
Chart 17 Decline in mobile voice revenue 2012 2021
Chart 18 Growth in the number of LTE mobile internet subscribers 2012 2021
Chart 19 Change in the number of 3G mobile internet subscribers 2012 2021
Chart 20 Change in the number of GSM mobile internet subscribers 2012 2021
Chart 21 Decline in annual SMS traffic 2012 2021
Chart 22 Decline in annual SMS revenue 2012 2021
Chart 23 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 24 Change in the number of mobile broadband accesses by technology 2017 2020
Chart 25 Growth in mobile broadband traffic 2012 2021
Chart 26 Development of mobile broadband revenue 2012 2021
Chart 27 Change in the number of mobile broadband subscriptions by technology 2011 2021
Chart 28 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2013 2021
Chart 29 Change in the share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2012 2021
Chart 30 Change in the number of Claro Colombia's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 31 Development of Claro Colombia's service revenue 2011 2021
Chart 32 Development of Claro Colombia's financial data 2011 2021
Chart 33 Growth in the number of Movistar's mobile subscribers 2011 2020
Chart 34 Development of Movistar Colombia's mobile financial data 2011 2021
Chart 35 Growth in the number of Tigo Colombia's mobile subscribers 2010 2021
Chart 36 Development of Tigo Colombia's financial data 2010 2021
Chart 37 Change in the number of Avantel's mobile subscribers 2013 2020
Chart 38 Change in the number of ETB's mobile subscribers 2013 2020
Chart 39 Growth in the number of Virgin Mobile's subscribers 2013 2020
Chart 40 Change in the number of Móvil Éxito's mobile subscribers 2013 2020
Chart 41 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 42 Growth in fixed-line internet service revenue 2012 2021
Chart 43 Change in the market share of broadband lines by technologies 2012 2021
Chart 44 Change in the number of broadband subscribers by major operator 2012 2021
Chart 45 Change in the broadband market share by major operators 2012 2021
Chart 46 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2021
Chart 47 Growth in the number of Movistar's broadband subscribers (company data) 2015 2020
Chart 48 Decline in the number of DSL subscribers and penetration rate 2011 2021
Chart 49 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2012 2021
Chart 50 Growth in the number of ETB's fibre broadband subscribers by type 2015 2021
Chart 51 Change in the number of WiMAX broadband subscribers 2015 2021
Chart 52 Change in the number of satellite broadband subscribers 2013 2021
Chart 53 Share of fixed lines in service (major operators) 2012 2021
Chart 54 Change in the number of Movistar's fixed lines in service (regulator data) 2011 2021
Chart 55 Change in Movistar's financial data 2011 2021
Chart 56 Decline in the number of ETB's lines in service 2011 2021
Chart 57 Development of ETB's financial data 2012 2021
Chart 58 Change in ETB's operating revenue by service 2015 2021
Chart 59 Change in the number of Tigo Une's fixed lines in service 2011 2021
Chart 60 Change in the number of Claro's fixed lines in service 2011 2021
Chart 61 Development of Claro's revenue by sector 2011 2021
Chart 62 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
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 Colombia
Exhibit 7 Spectrum allocations 1993
Exhibit 8 4G auction results - 2013
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  • Claro (Telmex Colombia/Comcel)
  • Movistar
  • TigoUne (Tigo Colombia, UNE-EPM)
  • Avantel
  • DirecTV
  • Uff! Móvil
  • Metrotel
  • Emcali
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Móvil Éxito
  • Edatel
  • Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Santa Fe de Bogotá (ETB)
  • Setroc
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