Caribbean Telecommunications Industry Update Quarter 2 2012

  • April 2014
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 175 pages

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates

BMI has reorganised the Caribbean Telecommunications Report by country, rather than segment . As segments merge it become increasingly important to consider the impact of mobile developments on the broadband industry and look at how trends for pay-TV services are affecting fixed-line operators. Projections have now been organised by country, allowing us to compare growth rates across the segment . The ranking of industry s remains largely unchanged, with Barbados, Jamaica, Guadeloupe and Martinique standing out for their high mobile penetration rates and generally stronger broadband services.
Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic share many traits, offering strong growth potential and good competition between industries. Competition concerns remain in Jamaica and the Bahamas despite the industry maturity, while Haiti and Cuba remain the least developed industry s in the region with the latter offering considerable potential, but no means of achieving it in current circumstances. The topography of these countries often lends itself particularly well to mobile services, offering major opportunities for industry leaders LIME (owned by UK’s Cable & Wireless Communications) and privately-owned Digicel. There are a few other players in the industry, but competition is fiercest between these two operators, a dynamic that has pushed Caribbean mobile penetration rates to maturity.
The development of 3G and mobile broadband services is at the forefront of most operators' strategies for the next few years, mainly due to the attractiveness of advanced data services and the potential boost to revenue represented by such offerings. For example, in November 2011, Digicel Barbados launched its HSPA+ network, which is being industry ed as ‘4G’. The service provides users with high-speed internet services on smartphones and laptops/PCs via dongle modems, as well as tablet computers and portable Wi-Fi hub devices. It was quickly followed by Bahamas Telecoms Firms in December 2011.

Table Of Contents

Executive Summary .. 7
Industry SWOT Analysis 8
Caribbean Telecommunications SWOT . 8
Caribbean Political Environment and Risk Analysis 9
Caribbean Economic Environment and Risk Analysis ... 9
Caribbean Business Environment SWOT .. 10

Environment Overview Ratings . 11
Caribbean 11
Data : Caribbean Business Environment Ratings .... 12

Market Projection Scenario ... 13
Bahamas .. 13
Data : Bahamas Telecoms - Historical Data and Projections 13
Barbados .. 15
Data : Barbados Telecoms - Historical Data and Projections .... 15
Cuba ... 17
Data : Cuba Telecoms - Historical Data and Projections . 17
Dominican Republic .... 18
Data : Dominican Republic Telecoms - Historical Data and Projections .. 18
Guadeloupe ... 19
Data : Guadeloupe Telecoms - Historical Data and Projections 19
Haiti .... 21
Data : Haiti Telecoms - Historical Data and Projections .. 21
Jamaica .... 22
Data : Jamaica Telecoms - Historical Data and Projections . 22
Martinique .... 23
Data : Martinique Telecoms - Historical Data and Projections .. 23
Puerto Rico ... 25
Data : Puerto Rico Telecoms - Historical Data and Projections . 25
Trinidad and Tobago . 26
Data : Trinidad And Tobago Telecoms - Historical Data and Projections . 26
Fixed Line 28
Internet 29
Market Data Analysis ... 31
Bahamas .. 31
Mobile 31
Data : Bahamas Mobile Industry, June 2011 .. 33
Fixed-Line.... 33
Data : Bahamas Telecoms Historical Firms Revenue, BHD’000 34
Broadband ... 35
Barbados .. 36
Mobile 36
Data : Barbados Mobile Industry, June 2011 .. 37
Fixed-line 37
Broadband ... 38
Data : Barbados Internet Licence Holders .... 38
Cuba .. 39
Mobile 39
Data : Cuba Mobile Industry, June 2011 ... 42
Fixed-Line.... 42
Broadband ... 43
Dominican Republic .... 45
Mobile 45
Data : Dominican Republic Mobile Industry, September 2011 46
Fixed-Line.... 46
Broadband ... 47
Guadeloupe ... 50
Mobile 50
Data : Guadeloupe Mobile Industry, June 2011 ... 51
Fixed-Line.... 51
Broadband ... 51
Haiti .... 52
Mobile 52
Data : Haiti Mobile Industry, September 2011 54
Fixed-Line.... 54
Broadband ... 55
Jamaica .... 57
Mobile 57
Data : Jamaica Mobile Industry, June 2011 .... 59
Fixed-Line.... 59
Broadband ... 60
Martinique .... 61
Mobile 61
Data : Martinique Mobile Industry, June 2011 .... 61
Fixed-Line.... 62
Broadband ... 62
Puerto Rico ... 63
Mobile 63
Data : Puerto Rico Mobile Industry, June 2011 ... 65
Fixed-Line.... 65
Broadband ... 66
Trinidad and Tobago . 67
Mobile 67
Data : Trinidad and Tobago Mobile Industry, September 2011 .. 68
Fixed-Line.... 69
Broadband ... 70

Regulatory Environment And

Industry Developments ... 72
Data : Caribbean Telecoms Regulators .... 72
Bahamas . 73
Barbados. 74
Cuba .. 75
Dominican Republic ... 76
Guadeloupe .. 77
Haiti ... 77
Jamaica .. 78
Martinique ... 80
Puerto Rico .. 80
Trinidad and Tobago 81

Competition Overview .... 82

Key Players ... 82
Data :

Key Players - Caribbean Telecoms Segment ... 82
Data : Selected Operators’ Financial Indicators 84
Company Profiles .... 85
LIME (Cable and Wireless Communications) ... 85
Digicel .... 89
Data : Digicel - Key Dates in Caribbean Expansion.... 91
Glossary Of Terms .. 94
Data : Glossary Of Terms 94
BMI Methodology .... 95
How We Generate Our Market Projections 95
Data : Key Indicators For Telecommunications Market Projections . 95
Telecoms Business Environment Ratings ... 97
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology . 97
Data : Ratings Indicators 98
Weighting 99
Data : Weighting Of Indicators . 99
Sources ... 99

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