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Argentina - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market 2018 with Movistar, Telecom Argentina and Claro Dominating - ResearchAndMarkets.com

December 4, 2018

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2018--The “Argentina - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Argentina has an advanced telecom infrastructure though considerable investment is still required to update services in rural areas.

To meet pent-up demand for telecom services the government has embarked on a large-scale National Broadband Plan. In August 2016 the state-owned infrastructure operator ARSAT launched a project to extend broadband services to some 1,200 rural communities. By mid-2018 this project was about 75% complete.

Although there are numerous operators licensed to provide services, there remains insufficient competition. The provision of both broadband and mobile services is dominated by a few key players, including Movistar, Telecom Argentina and Claro. The broadband sector is dominated by Movistar and Telecom Argentina.

The market saw some consolidation after Telecom Argentina acquired Cablevisin, the cable broadband unit of Grupo Clarn, in January 2018. Grupo Clarn retains an interest in the mobile segment following its January 2016 acquisition of Nextel Argentina.

Key Developments

Telecom Argentina scales down investment in response to macro-economic difficulties; Construction started on the ARBR submarine cable between Argentina and Brazil; Fixed-number portability finally rolled out; Telecom Argentina completes merger with Cablevisin; Federal Fibre-Optic Network aiming to connect 2,600 localities across the country; Argentina develops local link to the Atlantic Cable System (ACSea) in partnership with Brazil; Report update includes the regulator’s market update to March 2018, telcos’ operating data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies Featured

ARSAT Cablevisin Claro Cotecal COTEL Fecosur Fecotel Grupo Clarn INVAP IP-TEL IPLAN Libre.ar MercadoLibre Netizen Nextel Argentina Nuestro Movil Phonevision/Omnivision Red Intercable Supercanal Telecentro Telecom Argentina (Personal) Telpin DirecTV Tesacom Movistar (Telefonica de Argentina) VeloCom Virgin Mobile

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KEYWORD: ARGENTINA SOUTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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