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Central America Telecommunications Report Q2 2016

  • April 2016
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 129 pages

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BMI View: Number psortability will encourage increased competition as four out of eight CentralAmerican countries have introduced it already For further competition to be increased, the progress of thisdepends on national commitments of these countries In many Central American countries, the exponentialmobile growth they have previously seen will start to taper off However, Nicaragua offers real growthpotential, whereas increasing government meddling, as in the case of Guatemala is a concerningdevelopment Data-driven 3G/4G services have true potential for growth as the large operators areinvesting heavily into new infrastructure and technologies for such technological uptakes

Key Data

- Number porting in Panama increased 374% in 2014, highlighting that the population is increasinglymore willing to take advantage of better available deals as they switch operators

- It is likely the share of pre-paid mobile subscriptions in Costa Rica will increase in 2015 as the regulatorSuperintendencia de Telecomunicaciones made it mandatory for prepaid users to register to boost mobilenumber portability in the country

Table Of Contents

Central America Telecommunications Report Q2 2016
BMI Industry View 7
SWOT 8
Industry Forecast 10
Belize 10
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data and Forecasts (Belize 2013-2020) 12
Costa Rica 12
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data and Forecasts (Costa Rica 2013-2020) 15
El Salvador 15
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data and Forecasts (El Salvador 2013-2020) 17
Guatemala 17
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data and Forecasts (Guatemala 2013-2020) 19
Honduras 20
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data and Forecasts (Honduras 2013-2020) 21
Nicaragua 22
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data and Forecasts (Nicaragua 2013-2020) 24
Panama 24
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data and Forecasts (Panama 2013-2020) 26
Industry Risk Reward Index 28
Latin America Telecoms Risk Reward Index 28
Table: Latin Americas Telecoms Risk/Rewards Index - Q216 30
Industry Risk Reward Index 32
Table: Latin Americas Telecoms Risk/Rewards Index - Q2 2016 34
Market Overview 35
Belize 35
Market Drivers And Trends 35
Table: Belize Telemedia Ltd Subscribers ('000) 36
Table: Belize - Mobile Market, June 2015 38
Wireline Voice and Broadband 38
Costa Rica 41
Market Drivers And Trends 41
Recent Developments 41
Table: Mobile Market, June 2015 46
Wireline Voice and Broadband 46
Table: Fixed Internet Market Share, 2012 49
El Salvador 51
Market Drivers And Trends 51
Recent Developments 51
Table: Tigo a Clear Market Leader, But Claro Catching Up 53
Wireline Voice and Broadband 54
Guatemala 55
Market Drivers And Trends 55
Recent Developments 55
Table: Tigo Has a Strong Hold on the Market, June 2015 56
Wireline Voice and Broadband 57
Table: Claro Dominates the Fixed-Line Market, December 2013 57
Honduras 58
Market Drivers And Trends 58
Table: Tigo and Claro Fight for Market Dominance, June 2015 60
Wireline Voice and Broadband 61
Table: Fixed-Line Usage is in Terminal Decline, 2007-2012 ('000) 61
Nicaragua 62
Table: Close Competition for Market Dominance, June 2015 64
Wireline Voice and Broadband 64
Broadband 65
Table: Clear is The Clear Leader in the Internet Market (%) 67
Panama 68
Market Drivers and Trends 68
Recent Developments 68
Table: Three Operators Fight For Market Dominance, June 2015 70
Wireline Voice and Broadband 71
Table: Fixed-Line Market, 2007-2013 ('000) 72
Regulatory Development 75
Table: Central America's Telecoms Regulators 75
Belize 75
Costa Rica 75
El Salvador 76
Guatemala 77
Honduras 78
Nicaragua 78
Panama 79
Company Profile 80
America Móvil 80
Millicom International Cellular 84
Demographic Forecast 88
Demographic Outlook 88
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Belize 1990-2025) 89
Table: Key Population Ratios (Belize 1990-2025) 89
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (Belize 1990-2025) 90
Table: Population By Age Group (Belize 1990-2025) 90
Table: Population By Age Group % (Belize 1990-2025) 91
Demographic Outlook 93
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Costa Rica 1990-2025) 94
Table: Key Population Ratios (Costa Rica 1990-2025) 94
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (Costa Rica 1990-2025) 95
Table: Population By Age Group (Costa Rica 1990-2025) 95
Table: Population By Age Group % (Costa Rica 1990-2025) 96
Demographic Outlook 98
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Guatemala 1990-2025) 99
Table: Key Population Ratios (Guatemala 1990-2025) 99
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (Guatemala 1990-2025) 100
Table: Population By Age Group (Guatemala 1990-2025) 100
Table: Population By Age Group % (Guatemala 1990-2025) 101
Demographic Outlook 103
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Honduras 1990-2025) 104
Table: Key Population Ratios (Honduras 1990-2025) 104
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (Honduras 1990-2025) 105
Table: Population By Age Group (Honduras 1990-2025) 105
Table: Population By Age Group % (Honduras 1990-2025) 106
Demographic Outlook 108
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Nicaragua 1990-2025) 109
Table: Key Population Ratios (Nicaragua 1990-2025) 109
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (Nicaragua 1990-2025) 110
Table: Population By Age Group (Nicaragua 1990-2025) 110
Table: Population By Age Group % (Nicaragua 1990-2025) 111
Demographic Forecast 113
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Panama 1990-2025) 114
Table: Key Population Ratios (Panama 1990-2025) 114
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (Panama 1990-2025) 115
Table: Population By Age Group (Panama 1990-2025) 115
Table: Population By Age Group % (Panama 1990-2025) 116
Demographic Outlook 117
Table: Population Headline Indicators (El Salvador 1990-2025) 119
Table: Key Population Ratios (El Salvador 1990-2025) 119
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (El Salvador 1990-2025) 120
Table: Population By Age Group (El Salvador 1990-2025) 120
Table: Population By Age Group % (El Salvador 1990-2025) 121
Glossary 123
Table: Glossary Of Terms 123
Methodology 125
Industry Forecast Methodology 125
Sources 127
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 127
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators 128
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 129

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