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Ecuador - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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    Report

  • 171 Pages
  • July 2022
  • Region: Ecuador
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 838317

Ecuador sees improvements to international bandwidth


Given the location of Ecuador, most of its internet traffic is carried via submarine cables. Improvements to network capacity are crucial for the government's project to cover 90% of the country with fixed and mobile broadband networks.

A National Broadband Plan has been in operation since mid-2011. It involves the mass deployment of broadband throughout Ecuador, with a special focus on underserved and technologically isolated areas.

The plan consists of three parts: infrastructure deployment, efficient management of resources, and the adoption of socially and environmentally responsible policies for broadband development. The main goals of the national broadband plan include significantly reducing the cost of broadband, increasing the number of small and medium-sized enterprises with broadband access, and ensuring that most rural communities have access to broadband.

Underlying the plan is a focus on extending the reach of the country's domestic fibre network, and increasing international bandwidth.

Ecuador is connected through submarine cables to the USA, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. There are only a few major submarine cable networks landing in Ecuador In April 2022, Telconet and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) signed a contract to build the 4,500km CSN-1 cable running between Ecuador, Panama, Colombia, and Florida.

ASN also has the contract to build and deploy the Aurora cable system, which will have direct connections from the USA to Central American countries and Ecuador. The cable is expected to be ready for service at the end of 2022.

Complementing these is the recently completed South Pacific Cable System, which lands at Salinas and has direct links to Guatemala, Chile, and Peru.

Table of Contents

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
  • Telecommunications market
  • Historical overview
  • Market analysis
  • National Plan for Good Living 2013-2017
Regulatory environment
  • Regulatory authority
  • Fixed-line developments
  • Mobile market developments
Mobile market
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile Virtual Network operators (MVNOs)
  • Mobile content and applications
Fixed broadband
  • National Broadband Plan
  • Government support
  • Market analysis
  • Broadband statistics
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • Other fixed broadband services
Digital economy
  • Government programs
  • Emergency services
Fixed network operators
  • Introduction
  • CNT
  • Etapa
Telecommunications infrastructure
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • International infrastructure
  • Wholesale
  • Smart infrastructure
Appendix Historic data
  • Glossary of abbreviations
  • Related reports
List of Tables
  • Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Ecuador 2022 (e)
  • Table 2 Evolution of GDP in Ecuador 2012 2022
  • Table 3 Change in the share of fixed-line and mobile connections 2012 2022
  • Table 4 Development of telecom revenue 2011 2019
  • Table 5 Annual mobile numbers ported 2012 2022
  • Table 6 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 7 Change in the proportion of prepaid and postpaid subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 8 Change in the number of mobile prepaid and postpaid subscribers (million) 2012 2022
  • Table 9 Revenue from mobile telephony services 2011 2019
  • Table 10 Change in the proportion of mobile subscribers by technology 2012 2022
  • Table 11 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by technology (million) 2012 2022
  • Table 12 Growth in the number of base stations by operator 2013 2022
  • Table 13 Growth in the number of LTE subscribers by operator 2014 2022
  • Table 14 Growth in the number of LTE base stations by operator 2013 2022
  • Table 15 SMS traffic 2011 2019
  • Table 16 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 17 Change in the number of mobile broadband subscribers by operator (million) 2014 2022
  • Table 18 Change in the market share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2014 2022
  • Table 19 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2012 2022
  • Table 20 Change in the number of Claro Ecuador's mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 21 Development of Claro Ecuador's financial data ($ million) 2012 2022
  • Table 22 Development of Claro Ecuador's revenue by type ($ million) 2012 2022
  • Table 23 Development of Claro Ecuador's ARPU 2012 2022
  • Table 24 Change in the number of Movistar Ecuador's mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 25 Growth in the number of CNT's mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 26 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 27 Change in the number of fixed and mobile internet subscribers (million) 2012 2022
  • Table 28 Fixed and mobile internet subscriber penetration 2012 2022
  • Table 29 Change in the share of fixed internet connections by major operator - 2012 2022
  • Table 30 Cable broadband subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 31 DSL subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 32 FttP subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 33 Change in the market share of fixed lines in service by operator 2012 2022
  • Table 34 Change in the number of CNT's fixed lines in service 2012 2022
  • Table 35 Change in the number of Etapa's fixed lines in service 2012 2022
  • Table 36 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Table 37 Revenue from fixed telephony services 2011 2018
  • Table 38 International bandwidth 2012 2020
  • Table 39 Historic - Evolution of GDP in Ecuador 2000 2011
  • Table 40 Historic - Fixed and mobile market share - 1997 2011
  • Table 41 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 2011
  • Table 42 Historic - Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2002 2011
  • Table 43 Historic - Mobile prepaid and postpaid subscribers 2008 2011
  • Table 44 Historic - Revenue from mobile telephony services 2006 2011
  • Table 45 Historic - SMS traffic 2008 2011
  • Table 46 Historic - Proportion of mobile subscribers by technology 2001 2011
  • Table 47 Historic - Mobile subscribers by technology 2003 2011
  • Table 48 Historic - Mobile operators' market share 1997 2011
  • Table 49 Historic - Claro Ecuador mobile subscribers 1997 2011
  • Table 50 Historic - Movistar - mobile subscribers 1997 2011
  • Table 51 Historic - CNT - mobile subscribers 2003 2011
  • Table 52 Historic - Fixed internet users and penetration 1998 2011
  • Table 53 Historic - Fixed internet market share of subscribers - major operators 2008 2011
  • Table 54 Historic - Cable broadband subscribers 2008 2011
  • Table 55 Historic - DSL subscribers 2008 2011
  • Table 56 Historic - Fixed lines in service - operators' market share 2001 2011
  • Table 57 Historic - CNT - lines in service 2001 2011
  • Table 58 Historic - Etapa - lines in service 2001 2011
  • Table 59 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1997 2011
  • Table 60 Historic - Revenue from fixed telephony services 2006 2011
  • Table 61 Historic - International bandwidth 2002 2011

    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 share of fixed-line and mobile connections 2012 2022
  • Chart 11 Development of telecom revenue 2011 2019
  • Chart 12 Annual mobile numbers ported 2012 2022
  • Chart 13 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 14 Change in the proportion of prepaid and postpaid subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 15 Change in the number of mobile prepaid and postpaid subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 16 Revenue from mobile telephony services 2011 2019
  • Chart 17 Change in the proportion of mobile subscribers by technology 2012 2022
  • Chart 18 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by technology 2012 2022
  • Chart 19 Growth in the number of base stations by operator 2013 2022
  • Chart 20 Growth in the number of LTE subscribers by operator 2014 2022
  • Chart 21 Growth in the number of LTE base stations by operator 2013 2022
  • Chart 22 SMS traffic 2011 2019
  • Chart 23 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 24 Change in the number of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2014 2022
  • Chart 25 Change in the market share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2014 2022
  • Chart 26 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2012 2022
  • Chart 27 Change in the number of Claro Ecuador's mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 28 Development of Claro Ecuador's financial data 2012 2022
  • Chart 29 Development of Claro Ecuador's revenue by type 2012 2022
  • Chart 30 Development of Claro Ecuador's ARPU 2012 2022
  • Chart 31 Change in the number of Movistar Ecuador's mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 32 Growth in the number of CNT's mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 33 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 34 Change in the number of fixed and mobile internet subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 35 Fixed and mobile internet subscriber penetration 2012 2022
  • Chart 36 Change in the share of fixed internet connections by major operator - 2012 2022
  • Chart 37 Change in the market share of fixed lines in service by operator 2012 2022
  • Chart 38 Change in the number of CNT's fixed lines in service 2012 2022
  • Chart 39 Change in the number of Etapa's fixed lines in service 2012 2022
  • Chart 40 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027

    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 Ecuador
  • Exhibit 7 Submarine cable network links to Ecuador in 2021