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Hot Topic—FTTH in Latin America

  • September 2013
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 39 pages

Driven by Increasing Coverage and Lower Prices, Fiber-optic Broadband Connections are Growing at a Fast Pace

This market insight covers the status and future outlook of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) in Latin America. It focuses on providers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Market drivers and restraints are covered, and a competitive analysis is included. Moreover, the service takes an in-depth look at Mexico, which is currently the largest market in Mexico. The base year is 2012, and the forecast period is includes a forecast for 2013 to 2018.

Key Findings

•Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployments in Latin America date back to 2004, but only recently have they begun to accelerate.
•Operators are increasingly investing to expand coverage (the number of homes passed) with FTTH technology; this is driving double-digit percent growth in all markets covered in this research service.
•Operators launching FTTH services include fixed telephony incumbents as well as niche competitors.
•Increased competition among competitors is a significant growth driver for FTTH adoption, along with growing bandwidth demand and governmental plans to foster broadband access.
•While sometimes operators use optical fiber to provide very high-speed Internet access, in most cases, they offer bundles that include broadband together with telephony and pay TV services.
•Prices are still relatively high, but competition and bundling are expected to erode them in the short term, making at least entry-level plans accessible for more people.

Study Scope

Objective: This study focuses on analyzing how telcos are responding to the FTTH challenge in key markets in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico).

The key focus areas of this research are as follows:
•Main trends for FTTH
•Market assessment and forecast
•Case studies in Latin America

Geographic coverage: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico
Study period: 2012–2018
Base year: 2012
Forecast period: 2013–2018
Monetary unit: US Dollars

FTTH—The Star Under the FTTx Umbrella

•Fiber technologies used in the provision of telecommunications services are usually grouped under the generic term Fiber-to-the-x. Then, depending on proximity to the client, the “x” is replaced in the following terms:
- Fiber-to-the-node (FTTN)
- Fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC)
- Fiber-to-the-building (FTTB)
- Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH)
•In particular, FTTH implies that the final connection to the client’s premises is optical fiber. This link is terminated on or inside the premises in order to provide communications services to a single subscriber.
•In order to be classified as FTTH, the access fiber must cross the boundary to the subscriber’s premises and terminate inside the premises, or on an external wall of the subscriber’s premises, or no more than X meters from the external wall of such premises.

FTTH Development in Latin America

2004: In Chile, GTD launches the first FTTH network in the region.
2009: In Argentina, iplan takes FTTH to SMBs and large enterprises.
2014: Numerous FTTH deployments emerge.
2017: As new uses and content reinforce the case for fiber connections, the number of subscribers increases.

Table Of Contents

Hot Topic—FTTH in Latin America
Table of Contents

Executive Summary 4
FTTH's Current Status and Outlook in Latin America 6
Market Drivers and Restraints 10
Forecast and Trends—FTTH Services Market 15
Market Share and Competitive Analysis 22
Mexico—The Largest FTTH Services Market 25
The Last Word 30
Appendix 33
The Frost and Sullivan Story 35

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