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Caribbean - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 5121539
  • Report
  • June 2020
  • 243 pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • América Móvil
  • Cable & Wireless
  • Digicel Group
  • KeyTech
  • Liberty Global
  • OneLink Communications
  • MORE
Given the relative lack of economic diversity within the Caribbean, the telecoms sector accounts for a higher proportion of GDP in most markets in the region than is common elsewhere. In the long-term the sector remains one of steady growth, particularly in the mobile telephony and data segments. However, such is the dependence on tourism for many of the islands states that lockdowns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, both within the Caribbean and among visitor countries, have had a dramatic effect on local economies. This has had a knock-on effect on consumer spending for telecom services and on operator revenue.

Although there are a number of smaller players operating, Digicel Group and Liberty Latin America are the dominant providers, with local business units spanning the region. Their fixed-line and mobile infrastructure assets have cemented their position as full-service providers. Competition between them has encouraged investments to expand the reach of fibre networks and LTE, while there is also goring interest in 5G infrastructure from Liberty's mobile unit Flow.

Digicel has invested widely in fibre infrastructure, though at the expense of Group free-cash flow at a time when the Group has amassed considerable debt. As of mid-2020, the Group's survival rests on its success in renegotiating loans of about $4.3 billion due by the end of 2022.

There have been ongoing changes in telecoms regulations across the region, with national regulators focussed on efforts to improve competition and facilitate investment.

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. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

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.

Key Developments:
  • Digicel Group seeking to refinance debts;
  • Bahamas regulator imposes new wholesale broadband access regime on BTC and Cable Bahamas, issues revised National Spectrum Plan;
  • Bermudan regulator approves three new telecom licenses;
  • US government completes second subsea cable, linking Puerto Rico with Guantanamo Bay Naval Base;
  • Antigua government invests EC$80 million to improve state-owned telco's market competitiveness;
  • New telecom regulator formed for Cayman Islands;
  • Digicel Jamaica launches MyCash m-banking service;
  • Haiti sets up digital incubator to foster digital economy growth;
The report update includes regulators' annual reports and market updates, operator data to Q1 2020, ITU's market data, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Cable & Wireless, LIME, Flow, Liberty Global, Digicel Group, Orange Caraïbes, United Telecommunications Services (UTS), KeyTech, Puerto Rico Telephone Company, América Móvil, AT&T, Liberty Cablevision; OneLink Communications; T-Mobile; Open Mobile; Sprint PCS; Choice Cable
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • América Móvil
  • Cable & Wireless
  • Digicel Group
  • KeyTech
  • Liberty Global
  • OneLink Communications
  • MORE
1 Caribbean Market Comparison
1.1 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
1.2 Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
1.3 TMI versus GDP

2 COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
2.1 Economic considerations and responses
2.2 Mobile devices
2.3 Subscribers
2.4 Infrastructure

3 Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview

4 Regulatory environment
4.1 Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
4.2 Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL)
4.3 Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
4.4 Association of Caribbean States (ACS)
4.5 Telecom sector liberalisation
4.6 Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organisations (CANTO)

5 Mobile market
5.1 Overview

6 Fixed-line broadband market

7 Major telecom operators in the Caribbean
7.1 Flow (Cable & Wireless/Liberty Global)
7.2 Digicel

8 Telecommunications infrastructure
8.1 Submarine cable systems

9 Anguilla

10 Antigua and Barbuda
10.1 Mobile market

11 Aruba

12 Bahamas
12.1 Regulatory measures
12.2 Market competition
12.3 Fixed-line
12.4 Mobile
12.5 Broadband
12.6 Submarine cables

13 Barbados
13.1 Market background
13.2 Mobile
13.3 Broadband

14 Bermuda
14.1 Market background
14.2 Mobile
14.3 Broadband
14.4 Smart grids

15 British Virgin Islands
15.1 Mobile market

16 Cayman Islands
16.1 Mobile networks:

17 Dominica
17.1 Mobile

18 Grenada

19 Guadeloupe

20 Martinique

21 Montserrat

22 Netherlands Antilles

23 St Kitts and Nevis

24 St Lucia
24.1 Mobile

25 St Vincent and the Grenadines

26 Trinidad and Tobago
26.1 Fixed-line
26.2 Mobile

27 Turks and Caicos

28 United States Virgin Islands

29 Appendix Historic data

30 Glossary of abbreviations

31 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Change in CWC's residential revenue by type 2018 - 2020
Table 2 Growth in the number of CWC's fixed-line RGUs by sector 2009 - 2020
Table 3 Growth in the number of CWC's mobile subscribers 2009 - 2020
Table 4 Country data Antigua and Barbuda 2020 (e)
Table 5 Antigua and Barbuda subscribers by sector 2010 2020
Table 6 Antigua and Barbuda penetration by sector 2010 2020
Table 7 Antigua and Barbuda active mobile broadband subscribers 2012 2020
Table 8 Country data Aruba 2020 (e)
Table 9 Country data Bahamas 2020 (e)
Table 10 Bahamas - Change in telecom sector revenue 2014 2019
Table 11 Bahamas - Decline in fixed lines in service and penetration 2010 2020
Table 12 Bahamas Mobile subscribers and penetration 2009 2020
Table 13 Bahamas Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2020
Table 14 Bahamas - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2020
Table 15 Country data Barbados 2020 (e)
Table 16 Barbados - Fixed telephony subscriptions and penetration 2010 2020
Table 17 Barbados Mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2020
Table 18 Barbados - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2020
Table 19 Barbados - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2020
Table 20 Country data Bermuda 2020 (e)
Table 21 One Communications financial data 2010 2019
Table 22 Bermuda Change in the number of subscribers by sector 2010 2020
Table 23 Bermuda Change in penetration of services by sector 2010 2020
Table 24 BVI Change in the number of subscribers by sector 2010 2020
Table 25 BVI Change in penetration of services by sector 2010 2020
Table 26 BVI active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2013 2020
Table 27 Cayman Islands Change in the number of subscribers 2010 2020
Table 28 Cayman Islands Change in penetration by service 2010 2020
Table 29 Cayman Island telecom and broadcasting revenue 2008 2017
Table 30 Country data Dominica 2020 (e)
Table 31 Dominica Change in the number of subscribers by sector 2010 2020
Table 32 Dominica Change in penetration of services by sector 2010 2020
Table 33 Dominica - Active mobile broadband subscribers 2014 2020
Table 34 Country data Grenada 2020 (e)
Table 35 Granada Change in the number of subscribers by sector 2010 2020
Table 36 Granada Change in penetration of services by sector 2010 2020
Table 37 Granada - Active mobile broadband subscribers 2013 2020
Table 38 Country data St Kitts and Nevis 2020 (e)
Table 39 St Kitts and Nevis Change in subscriber numbers by sector 2010 2020
Table 40 St Kitts and Nevis Change in penetration of services by sector 2010 2020
Table 41 St Kitts and Nevis active mobile broadband subscribers 2013 2020
Table 42 Country data St Lucia 2020 (e)
Table 43 St Lucia Change in subscriber numbers by sector 2010 2020
Table 44 St Lucia Change in penetration of services by sector 2010 2020
Table 45 St Lucia active mobile broadband subscribers 2013 2020
Table 46 Country data St Vincent and the Grenadines 2020 (e)
Table 47 St Vincent and the Grenadines Change in subscribers by sector 2010 2020
Table 48 St Vincent and the Grenadines Change in service penetration 2010 2020
Table 49 St Vincent and the Grenadines active mobile broadband subscribers 2014 2020
Table 50 Country data Trinidad & Tobago 2020 (e)
Table 51 Trinidad & Tobago telecom revenue by service 2013 2019
Table 52 Trinidad & Tobago telecom subscribers by service 2010 2019
Table 53 Trinidad & Tobago penetration by sector 2012 2019
Table 54 Trinidad & Tobago ARPU by service (TT$) 2009 2019
Table 55 Trinidad & Tobago active mobile broadband penetration 2010 2019
Table 56 Historic - CWC financial data (Caribbean) 2010 - 2017
Table 57 Historic - CWC revenue by sector 2010 - 2017
Table 58 Historic - Digicel revenue by operating segment 2013 - 2015
Table 59 Historic - Digicel financial statistics 2010 - 2015
Table 60 Historic - Digicel revenue by geographic sector ($ million) 2014 - 2015
Table 61 Historic - Anguilla communications sector revenue 2008 2013
Table 62 Historic - Anguilla subscribers by service 2005 2015
Table 63 Historic - Antigua and Barbuda fixed-line broadband subscribers 2005 2009
Table 64 Historic - Antigua and Barbuda fixed-telephony lines in service 2005 2009
Table 65 Historic - Antigua and Barbuda mobile subscribers and penetration 2000 2009
Table 66 Historic - Aruba fixed-line telephony subscribers and penetration 2001 2015
Table 67 Historic - Aruba fixed-line broadband subscribers 2003 2015
Table 68 Historic - Aruba mobile subscribers and penetration 2000 2015
Table 69 Historic - Bahamas fixed lines in services and penetration 2000 2009
Table 70 Historic - Bahamas fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2001 2009
Table 71 Historic - Bahamas mobile subscribers and penetration 2000 2009
Table 72 Historic - Barbados fixed telephony subscriptions and penetration 2005 2009
Table 73 Historic - Barbados mobile subscribers and penetration 2000 2009
Table 74 Historic - Barbados fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2005 2009
Table 75 Historic - - Barbados - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2005 2009
Table 76 Historic - Bermuda mobile subscribers and penetration 2000 2009
Table 77 Historic - Bermuda fixed lines in services 2003 2009
Table 78 Historic - Bermuda active mobile subscribers and penetration 2014 2017
Table 79 Historic - Bermuda fixed-line broadband subscribers 2005 2009
Table 80 Historic - BVI fixed telephony subscriptions and penetration 2005 2009
Table 81 Historic - BVI revenue from telecoms and ICT services 2009 2014
Table 82 Historic - BVI mobile subscribers and penetration 2007 2009
Table 83 Historic - Cayman Island subscribers by service 2005 2009
Table 84 Cayman Island penetration by service 2005 2009
Table 85 Historic - Dominica communications sector revenue 2008 2013
Table 86 Historic - Dominica fixed broadband subscribers 2003 2009
Table 87 Historic - Dominica fixed lines in service 2000 2009
Table 88 Historic - Dominica mobile subscribers 2000 2009
Table 89 Historic - Grenada communications sector revenue 2008 2013
Table 90 Historic - Grenada fixed broadband subscribers 2005 2009
Table 91 Historic - Grenada fixed lines in service 2000 2009
Table 92 Grenada mobile subscribers 2000 2018
Table 93 Historic - Montserrat communications sector revenue 2008 2013
Table 94 Historic - Netherlands Antilles fixed lines in service 2000 2014
Table 95 St Kitts and Nevis communications sector revenue 2008 2013
Table 96 Historic - St Kitts and Nevis fixed broadband subscribers 2002 2009
Table 97 Historic - St Kitts and Nevis mobile subscribers 2000 2009
Table 98 Historic - St Kitts and Nevis fixed-lines in service and penetration 2000 2009
Table 99 Historic - St Lucia communications sector revenue 2008 2013
Table 100 Historic - St Lucia fixed broadband subscribers 2003 2009
Table 101 Historic - St Lucia fixed telephony subscribers 2006 2009
Table 102 Historic - St Lucia mobile subscribers 2000 2009
Table 103 Historic - St Vincent and the Grenadines communications sector revenue 2008 2013
Table 104 Historic - St Vincent and the Grenadines fixed telephony subscribers 2003 2009
Table 105 Historic - St Vincent and the Grenadines fixed broadband subscribers 2003 2009
Table 106 Historic - St Vincent and the Grenadines mobile subscribers 2000 2009

List of Charts
Chart 1 Caribbean Telecoms Maturity Index by country
Chart 2 Caribbean mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 3 Caribbean fixed broadband penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 4 Caribbean Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 5 Change in CWC's residential revenue by type 2018 - 2020
Chart 6 Growth in the number of CWC's fixed-line RGUs by sector 2009 - 2020
Chart 7 Growth in the number of CWC's mobile subscribers 2009 - 2020
Chart 8 Antigua and Barbuda subscribers by sector 2010 2020
Chart 9 Antigua and Barbuda penetration by sector 2010 2020
Chart 10 Antigua and Barbuda active mobile broadband subscribers 2012 2020
Chart 11 Bahamas - Change in telecom sector revenue 2014 2019
Chart 12 Bahamas - Decline in fixed lines in service and penetration 2010 2020
Chart 13 Bahamas Mobile subscribers and penetration 2009 2020
Chart 14 Bahamas Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2020
Chart 15 Bahamas - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2020
Chart 16 Barbados - Fixed telephony subscriptions and penetration 2010 2020
Chart 17 Barbados Mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2020
Chart 18 Barbados - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2020
Chart 19 Barbados - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2020
Chart 20 One Communications financial data 2010 2019
Chart 21 Bermuda Change in the number of subscribers by sector 2010 2020
Chart 22 Bermuda Change in penetration of services by sector 2010 2020
Chart 23 BVI Change in the number of subscribers by sector 2010 2020
Chart 24 BVI Change in penetration of services by sector 2010 2020
Chart 25 BVI active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2013 2020
Chart 26 Cayman Islands Change in the number of subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 27 Cayman Islands Change in penetration by service 2010 2020
Chart 28 Cayman Island telecom and broadcasting revenue 2008 2017
Chart 29 Dominica Change in the number of subscribers by sector 2010 2020
Chart 30 Dominica Change in penetration of services by sector 2010 2020
Chart 31 Dominica - Active mobile broadband subscribers 2014 2020
Chart 32 Granada Change in the number of subscribers by sector 2010 2020
Chart 33 Granada Change in penetration of services by sector 2010 2020
Chart 34 Granada - Active mobile broadband subscribers 2013 2020
Chart 35 St Kitts and Nevis Change in subscriber numbers by sector 2010 2020
Chart 36 St Kitts and Nevis Change in penetration of services by sector 2010 2020
Chart 37 St Kitts and Nevis active mobile broadband subscribers 2013 2020
Chart 38 St Lucia Change in subscriber numbers by sector 2010 2020
Chart 39 St Lucia Change in penetration of services by sector 2010 2020
Chart 40 St Lucia active mobile broadband subscribers 2013 2020
Chart 41 St Vincent and the Grenadines Change in subscribers by sector 2010 2020
Chart 42 St Vincent and the Grenadines Change in service penetration 2010 2020
Chart 43 St Vincent and the Grenadines active mobile broadband subscribers 2014 2020
Chart 44 Trinidad & Tobago telecom revenue by service 2013 2019
Chart 45 Trinidad & Tobago telecom subscribers by service 2010 2019
Chart 46 Trinidad & Tobago penetration by sector 2012 2019
Chart 47 Trinidad & Tobago ARPU by service (TT$) 2009 2019
Chart 48 Trinidad & Tobago ARPU by service (TT$) 2010 2020

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Caribbean - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Select Country
Exhibit 2 Major island reports of the Caribbean
Exhibit 3 Telecom privatisation and liberalisation in the Caribbean
Exhibit 4 Digicel's Caribbean operations
Exhibit 5 Major submarine cable networks serving the Caribbean region
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  • Cable & Wireless
  • LIME
  • Flow
  • Liberty Global
  • Digicel Group
  • Orange Caraïbes
  • United Telecommunications Services (UTS)
  • KeyTech
  • Puerto Rico Telephone Company
  • América Móvil
  • AT&T
  • Liberty Cablevision
  • OneLink Communications
  • T-Mobile
  • Open Mobile
  • Sprint PCS
  • Choice Cable
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