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Colombia Telecommunications Report Q3 2016

  • July 2016
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 68 pages

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates

BMI View: We believe that the Columbian mobilemarket is beginning to slow down after postingrobust growth in preceding years. The negativeimpact of inactive SIMs being discounted wasevident, as the market recorded sharp negativesubscriber losses in Q2 and Q3 of 2015. Lookingahead, BMI holds the view that market momentumwill begin to slow down. 4G uptake is still at anascent stage of development, but we note that theCRC and MinTLC will be crucial in encouragingdata consumption growth. ARPUs will trenddownwards - at least throughout the short term - dueto the low cost strategies employed by MVNOs.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

- The market contracted in Q2 and Q3 2015 by1.293mn subscribers after having grownsignificantly for around 12 quarters. We believethis may be due to a high number of inactive SIM connections that were discounted. The market ended2015 with total net new subscribers of only 35,000, compared with more than 5.03mn new subscribers in2014.

- Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Virgin Mobile Colombia's subscriber base was 2.118mn bythe end of March 2015, compared to 440,667 a year earlier, according to data from Ministry ofInformation Technologies and Communication (MinTIC). Other local MVNOs Uff! Movil,Grupo Exito, Avantel and Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá (ETB) registered 1.182mnsubscribers total at the end of 2014.

- The broadband market's growth is supported by ongoing interest in dedicated mobile broadbandconnections, which BMI believes will drive the long term growth potential.

- MinTIC met its goal to quadruple the number of internet connections from around 2.2mn at the end of2010 to 8.8mn by 2014.

Table Of Contents

Colombia Telecommunications Report Q3 2016
BMI Industry View 7
SWOT 8
Industry Forecast 10
Wireline Voice and Broadband 12
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data and Forecasts (Colombia 2013-2020) 14
Industry Risk Reward Index 16
Latin America Risk/Reward Index 16
Table: Latin America - Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q3 2016 18
Industry Risk Reward Index 20
Market Overview 21
MVNOs Making An Impact 27
Wireline Voice and Broadband 28
Pay-TV 31
Fixed-Line 32
Regulatory Development 33
Table: Colombia Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities 33
Key Developments 36
Competitive Landscape 41
Table: Market Structure 41
Table: Mobile Market Overview 41
Table: Claro 42
Table: Movistar 43
Table: Tigo 44
Company Profile 45
Claro 45
Movistar 49
Tigo 53
Demographic Forecast 57
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Colombia 1990-2025) 58
Table: Key Population Ratios (Colombia 1990-2025) 58
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (Colombia 1990-2025) 59
Table: Population By Age Group (Colombia 1990-2025) 59
Table: Population By Age Group % (Colombia 1990-2025) 60
Glossary 62
Table: Glossary Of Terms 62
Methodology 64
Industry Forecast Methodology 64
Sources 66
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 66
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators 67
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 68

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