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Chile - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4704021
  • Report
  • April 2020
  • Region: Chile
  • 206 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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Chile Proposes Legal Changes to Facilitate Telecom Infrastructure Builds
Chile's telecom sector benefits from effective competition, particularly in the broadband and mobile sectors. In recent years there has been an emphasis on developing fibre infrastructure to improve the reach and capacity of fixed-line services. Fixed-line teledensity continues to fall as consumers switch to mobile networks for voice calls. The leading operators are Telefónica Chile, trading as Movistar, VTR Globalcom (VTR), the GTD Group, Entel, and Claro. Telefónica Group in February 2020 selected banks to advise it on its plan to spin-off its Latin American units to allow it to focus on Germany, Spain, the UK and Brazil.

Fixed broadband penetration is relatively high for the region, with services among the fastest and least expensive in Latin America. The mobile penetration rate is among the highest in South America. Movistar and Entel remain the market leaders, with a similar market share, while Claro accounts for about a quarter of the market and WOM has rapidly increased its subscriber base. LTE infrastructure is extensive and while there is a National Plan for 5G, services await spectrum auctions scheduled for mid-2020 though these may be delayed given the current coronavirus pandemic.

This report provides an overview of Chile's telecom sector and regulatory environment, including a range of statistical data and market analyses. It covers the mobile voice and data segments, profiling operators and the key MVNOs and assessing the development of LTE and 5G infrastructure, and also reviews the fixed-line and fixed-wireless broadband segments, including the status of DSL, cable and fibre broadband.

The publisher notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

The Ministry of Transport and Telecommunication together with Movistar, Claro, Entel, VTR and Grupo GTD launched the Solidarity Plan' in April 2020, by which low-income fixed broadband subscribers under financial stress are guaranteed a minimum 2Mb/s service for three months, while mobile subscribers are able to access 300 minutes of calls, 50 SMS and basis data. The offer could potentially benefit up to three million households.

In addition, the Ministry of Education since March 2020 has promoted tele-education with free access to educational content for about three million school pupils.

Key Developments
  • New telecom tax on OTT players introduced;
  • Telefónica Group making progress on selling its Latin American units;
  • Google completes laying the Curie submarine cable linking Chile with the US west coast;
  • GTD to lay a 3,500km submarine cable from Africa to Puerto Montt;
  • Regulator preps for 5G multi-spectrum auction by mid-2020;
  • Industry lobby group Atelmo proposes $26 billion investment program to 2024 to increase reach of LTE and fibre-based broadband networks;
Report update includes the regulators market data update to September 2019, telcos' financial and operating data to Q4 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report
VTR, Claro Chile, GTD Group (including Telsur, GTD Manquehue, Telesat, Telcoy), DirecTV, CTR, CMET/Cable Central, Mundo Pacifico, TuVes HD, Nextel, VTR, Virgin Mobile, Falabella, Globalcom, Entel Chile
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1 Key statistics

2 Regional 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 Mobile devices
4.3 Subscribers
4.4 Infrastructure

5 Telecommunications market
5.1 Market analysis

6 Regulatory environment
6.1 Historical overview
6.2 Regulatory authorities
6.3 Fixed-line developments
6.4 Mobile network developments

7 Mobile market
7.1 Mobile statistics
7.2 Mobile infrastructure
7.3 Mobile network operators
7.4 Mobile content and applications

8 Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Market analysis
8.2 Broadband statistics
8.3 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
8.4 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
8.5 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
8.6 Other fixed broadband services
8.7 Competition issues

9 Fixed network operators
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Movistar (Telefónica Chile)
9.3 VTR
9.4 GTD Group
9.5 Entel Chile
9.6 Claro Chile (formerly Telmex)

10 Telecommunications infrastructure
10.1 Overview of the national telecom network
10.2 Digital economy
10.3 International infrastructure
10.4 Wholesale

11 Appendix Historic data

12 Glossary of abbreviations

13 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Chile 2020 (e)
Table 2 Change in the number of mobile and fixed-line subscribers 2010 2019
Table 3 Change in the fixed and mobile market share of subscribers 2010 2019
Table 4 Telecom market investment 2009 2017
Table 5 Annual fixed number portings 2012 2020
Table 6 Spectrum auction 700MHz band February 2014
Table 7 Annual mobile number portings 2012 2020
Table 8 MTRs 2014 2018
Table 9 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 10 Development of mobile network traffic 2010 2019
Table 11 Change in the number of mobile prepaid/postpaid subscribers 2010 2019
Table 12 Change in the proportion of mobile prepaid/postpaid subscribers 2010 2019
Table 13 Change in the share of mobile subscribers by major operator 2010 2019
Table 14 Growth in the number of Movistar's LTE subscribers and penetration 2016 2019
Table 15 Growth in the number of Entel Chile's LTE subscribers 2017 2019
Table 16 Change in operators' 3G market share 2009 2019
Table 17 M2M connections via mobile broadband 2013 2019
Table 18 Movistar Chile M2M connections 2014 2019
Table 19 Decline in the number of SMS messages sent, annual change 2010 2019
Table 20 Decline in the number of MMS messages sent, annual change 2010 2019
Table 21 Change in the number of mobile internet connections by platform 2009 2019
Table 22 Change in the proportion of mobile broadband connections by technology 2009 2019
Table 23 Mobile broadband penetration by technology 2009 2019
Table 24 Change in mobile broadband market share by major players 2013 2019
Table 25 Mobile broadband market share by minor players 2013 2019
Table 26 Smartphones using mobile internet 2013 2019
Table 27 Growth in mobile data traffic 2017 2019
Table 28 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 29 Growth in the number of Entel Chile's mobile subscribers 2010 2019
Table 30 Change in the number of Entel Chile's mobile broadband subscribers 2012 2019
Table 31 Decline in Entel Chile's mobile revenue 2017 2019
Table 32 Change in the number of Movistar's mobile subscribers 2010 2019
Table 33 Development of Movistar Chile's mobile revenue 2012 2019
Table 34 Growth in Movistar Chile's traffic by type 2013 2019
Table 35 Change in Movistar Chile's mobile ARPU 2013 2019
Table 36 Change in the number of Claro's mobile subscribers 2010 2019
Table 37 Development of Claro's mobile revenue 2012 2019
Table 38 Growth in the number of WOM's mobile subscribers 2008 2019
Table 39 Growth in the number of VTR's mobile subscribers 2012 2019
Table 40 MVNO subscribers by operator 2011 2019
Table 41 Virgin Mobile's mobile subscribers 2012 2019
Table 42 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 43 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by platform 2010 2019
Table 44 Change in the market share of fixed broadband technologies by subscribers 2010 2019
Table 45 Change in the number of fixed broadband connections by speed 2010 2019
Table 46 Change in operator market share of fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2019
Table 47 Mobile and fixed-line internet subscribers 2009 2019
Table 48 Decline in dial-up traffic (minutes and sessions) 2010 2019
Table 49 Growth in the number of cable modem subscribers and penetration 2010 2019
Table 50 Growth in the number of VTR's fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2019
Table 51 Growth in VTR's revenue 2011 2019
Table 52 Growth in the number of Claro's broadband subscribers 2007 2019
Table 53 Decline in the number of DSL subscribers and penetration 2010 2019
Table 54 Growth in the number of Entel's broadband subscribers 2007 2019
Table 55 Change in the number of Movistar's fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2019
Table 56 Growth in the number of GTD Group's broadband subscribers 2010 2019
Table 57 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2011 2019
Table 58 Growth in the number of Movistar's fibre broadband subscribers 2014 2019
Table 59 Decline in the number of WiMAX broadband subscribers 2009 2019
Table 60 Change in operator market share of fixed lines in service 2010 2019
Table 61 Decline in fixed-line local traffic (minutes and calls) 2010 2019
Table 62 Decline in the number of Movistar's fixed lines in service 2010 2019
Table 63 Development of Movistar's financial data 2014 2019
Table 64 Decline in the number of VTR's fixed-line subscribers 2010 2019
Table 65 Decline in the number of GTD Group's fixed-line subscribers 2010 2019
Table 66 Decline in the number of Entel's fixed-line subscribers 2010 2019
Table 67 Development of Entel Chile's financial data 2014 2019
Table 68 Change in the number of Claro's fixed lines in service 2006 2019
Table 69 Development of Claro's revenue by platform 2012 2019
Table 70 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2025
Table 71 Growth in international internet bandwidth 2010 2018
Table 72 Historic - Mobile and fixed-line subscribers 2005 2009
Table 73 Historic - Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 1999 2009
Table 74 Historic - Mobile network traffic 2000 2009
Table 75 Historic - Mobile market share of subscribers by major operators 2000 2009
Table 76 Historic - Fixed and mobile market share of subscribers 1997 2009
Table 77 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 2009
Table 78 Historic - SMS messages sent, annual change 2002 2009
Table 79 Historic - Entel PCS mobile subscribers 2000 2009
Table 80 Historic - Movistar mobile subscribers 2000 2009
Table 81 Historic - Claro mobile subscribers 2000 2009
Table 82 Historic - Internet users and user penetration 1998 2015
Table 83 Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2001 2009
Table 84 Historic - Fixed broadband technologies by market share of subscribers 2001 2009
Table 85 Historic - Fixed broadband connections by data speed 2007 2009
Table 86 Historic - Dial-up traffic (minutes and sessions) 2000 2009
Table 87 Historic - Cable modem subscribers and penetration rates 2001 2009
Table 88 Historic - VTR broadband subscribers 2001 2009
Table 89 Historic - Fixed broadband technologies by market share of subscribers 2001 2009
Table 90 Historic - DSL subscribers and penetration rate 2001 2009
Table 91 Historic - Fixed broadband operators' market share of subscribers 2007 2009
Table 92 Historic - Movistar fixed broadband subscribers 2001 2009
Table 93 Historic - GTD Group fixed broadband subscribers 2001 2009
Table 94 Historic - Fixed lines in service operators' market share 2000 2009
Table 95 Historic - Fixed-line local traffic (minutes and calls) 2000 2009
Table 96 Historic - Movistar fixed lines in service 2000 2009
Table 97 Historic - VTR fixed-lines subscribers 2000 2009
Table 98 Historic GTD Group fixed lines in service 2000 2009
Table 99 Historic Entel fixed lines in service 2000 2009
Table 100 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2009
Table 101 Historic - International internet bandwidth 2000 2009
Table 102 Historic - Falabella Móvil mobile subscribers 2013 2018

List of Charts
Chart 1 Latin America Overall Telecoms Maturity Index
Chart 2 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders
Chart 3 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers
Chart 4 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents
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 Change in the number of mobile and fixed-line subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 11 Change in the fixed and mobile market share of subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 12 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 13 Development of mobile network traffic 2010 2019
Chart 14 Change in the number of mobile prepaid/postpaid subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 15 Change in the proportion of mobile prepaid/postpaid subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 16 Change in the share of mobile subscribers by major operator 2010 2019
Chart 17 Growth in the number of Movistar's LTE subscribers and penetration 2016 2019
Chart 18 Change in operators' 3G market share 2009 2019
Chart 19 Decline in the number of SMS messages sent, annual change 2010 2019
Chart 20 Decline in the number of MMS messages sent, annual change 2010 2019
Chart 21 Change in the number of mobile internet connections by platform 2009 2019
Chart 22 Change in the proportion of mobile broadband connections by technology 2009 2019
Chart 23 Mobile broadband penetration by technology 2009 2019
Chart 24 Change in mobile broadband market share by major players 2013 2019
Chart 25 Smartphones using mobile internet 2013 2019
Chart 26 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 27 Growth in the number of Entel Chile's mobile subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 28 Change in the number of Entel Chile's mobile subscribers 2012 2019
Chart 29 Change in the number of Movistar's mobile subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 30 Development of Movistar Chile's mobile revenue 2012 2019
Chart 31 Change in Movistar Chile's mobile ARPU 2013 2019
Chart 32 Change in the number of Claro's mobile subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 33 Growth in the number of WOM's mobile subscribers 2008 2019
Chart 34 Growth in the number of VTR's mobile subscribers 2012 2019
Chart 35 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 36 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by platform 2010 2019
Chart 37 Change in the market share of fixed broadband technologies by subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 38 Change in the number of fixed broadband connections by speed 2010 2019
Chart 39 Change in operator market share of fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 40 Mobile and fixed-line internet subscribers 2009 2019
Chart 41 Growth in the number of cable modem subscribers and penetration 2010 2019
Chart 42 Growth in the number of VTR's fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 43 Growth in VTR's revenue 2011 2019
Chart 44 Decline in the number of DSL subscribers and penetration 2010 2019
Chart 45 Change in operator market share of fixed lines in service 2010 2019
Chart 46 Decline in fixed-line local traffic (minutes and calls) 2010 2019
Chart 47 Decline in the number of Movistar's fixed lines in service 2010 2019
Chart 48 Development of Movistar's financial data 2014 2019
Chart 49 Decline in the number of VTR's fixed-line subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 50 Decline in the number of GTD Group's fixed-line subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 51 Decline in the number of Entel's fixed-line subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 52 Development of Entel Chile's financial data 2014 2019
Chart 53 Development of Claro's revenue by platform 2012 2019
Chart 54 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2025

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 Regions and primary zones in Chile
Exhibit 5 Local telephony operators number of zones of operation
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