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Colombia: 2018 Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics & Analyses - ResearchAndMarkets.com

November 23, 2018

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 23, 2018--The “Colombia: 2018 Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics & Analyses” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Colombian Government Aiming to Sell its Stake in a Leading Telco

Colombia’s telecom infrastructure is reasonably well developed in the main business centres, where service availability is relatively high by regional standards. However, infrastructure remains poor in small urban centres and rural areas.

The government has sought to address this with a number of public programs, supported by effective regulatory instruments, and has facilitated the entry of operators to the mobile market in a bid to improve competition and extend the availability of mobile broadband services nationally.

Colombia has about 20 local telephony providers, operating municipally, regionally, or nationally. Many of these started as private companies, but later became public concerns owned by their respective municipalities. The number of lines in service continues to fall steadily, with customers abandoning traditional phones in preference for mobile connectivity. As in other Latin American countries, most of the existing fixed telephone lines are concentrated in the larger cities, leaving the rest of the population under-serviced.

Broadband penetration is relatively high for the region, though growth in the sector has been hampered by poor fixed-line infrastructure in many of the country’s 32 departments. The government has launched several initiatives to increase broadband take-up, including the National ICT Plan 2008-2019 and the Live Digital for the People 2014-2018 program. These efforts have had considerable success, leading to far higher growth in the number of broadband subscriptions among the lower socio-economic groups in recent years. DSL has a declining market share, and fibre-based broadband has developed strongly though most infrastructure as yet is concentrated in high-density urban areas.

Growth in the mobile market has slowed in recent years though it retains significant potential, particularly in the mobile broadband sector where penetration is still low and where strong demand exists in rural areas where fixed-line infrastructure is poor. Claro, Movistar and TigoUne dominate the mobile market though a number of MVNOs are also active.

This report provides an overview of Colombia’s telecom market and regulatory environment, together with profiles of the major fixed-line operators and a range of statistics and analyses. The report also covers the fixed and fixed-wireless broadband markets, together with statistics and subscriber forecasts. In addition the report assesses the mobile market, including profiles of the major operators as well as analyses on market developments and emerging technologies.

Key Developments

MVNO Uff! Movil ends services Claro Colombia trials 5G technology Regulator increases spectrum cap for MNOs to help improve network capacity TigoUne sells 1,200 mobile towers to ATC, launches an M2M service Movistar launches commercial VoLTE services Regulator amends fixed-to-mobile MTRs Claro extends LTE coverage to 425 municipalities Government investing COP200 billion in national Wi-Fi network COP1.2 trillion to be invested in National Fibre Optic Project ETB expands its fibre service Level 3 Communications announces plans for a new 400Gb/s spur to the SAC cable Azteca completes 20,500km terrestrial cable connecting 80% of the country Report update includes the regulator’s market data to March 2018, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2018, recent market developments

Topics Covered

1. Key Statistics

2. Telecommunications Market

3. Regulatory Environment

4. Fixed Network Operators

5. Telecommunications Infrastructure

6. Broadband Market

7. Digital Economy

8. Digital Media

9. Mobile Communications

Companies Featured

Avantel BT Colombia Calipso Caucatel Claro Colomsat DirecTV Edatel Emcali Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Santa Fe de Bogot (ETB) Globalstar Metrotel Movistar Mvil xito Synapsis Telebucaramanga Telefnica de Pereira Telmex Colombia/Comcel Tigo Colombia TigoUne Uff! Mvil UNE-EPM Virgin Mobile

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KEYWORD: SOUTH AMERICA COLOMBIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS MOBILE/WIRELESS

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