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Chile - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

  • June 2015
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 27 pages

Chile's broadband penetration is relatively high compared with other Latin American countries. The country has benefited from solid GDP growth during the last decade, with a decline recorded only in 2009 as the effects of the GFC were first felt. GDP per capita is among the highest in the region, which has translated into disposable income for telecom services. The population is also receptive to new technologies, so encouraging operators to develop services based on LTE and fibre-based broadband infrastructure.

Broadband services in Chile are among the fastest and least expensive in Latin America. In terms of both broadband penetration and broadband speed, Chile ranks second in South and Central America after Uruguay.

Although a number of operators compete in the broadband sector, Movistar remains the market leader, followed by VTR Globalcom and Claro. Competition in the broadband market is intense, though given the dominance of the major players much of this competition is cross-platform.

Chile's pay television market is one of the most mature in the region, with penetration ranking third in South America after Argentina and Uruguay. By mid-2015 over half of all households subscribed to pay TV services.

This report provides an overview of Chile's internet, broadband, and pay-TV markets, including profiles of the main players, market statistics, analyses, and broadband scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.


Key developments:
Telefónica planning mobile OTT service, launches satellite broadband service, expands IPTV service to another four cities, postpones residential VoIP service; government amends Telecommunications Act to provide minimum internet access speed; broadband penetration broaches 13%; VTR bought out by Liberty Global; growing customer use of bundled services; report includes telcos' operating data to Q1 2015; regulator's market update to March 2015; recent market developments.


Companies mentioned in this report:
Movistar, VTR, Claro, Telsur, Telcoy, GTD Manquehue, GTD Internet, Entel, DirecTV, CTR, CMET/Cable Central, Mundo Pacifico, and TuVes HD.

Table Of Contents

Chile - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis
1. Synopsis
2. Fixed broadband access market
2.1 Overview
2.1.1 Fixed broadband statistics
2.1.2 Broadband market analysis
2.2 Regulatory issues
2.2.1 Network Neutrality Law
2.2.2 Minimum access speeds
2.3 Broadband players
2.3.1 Overview
2.3.2 Movistar (Speedy)
2.3.3 VTR
2.3.4 Claro
2.3.5 GTD/Telsur/Telcoy
2.4 Cable modems
2.5 Asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL)
2.6 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
2.7 Wireless broadband
2.7.1 WiMAX
2.7.2 Satellite broadband
2.8 Mobile broadband
2.9 Media convergence
2.9.1 Overview of media convergence
2.9.2 Triple play models
2.9.3 Broadband TV (IPTV and TVoIP)
3. Digital economy
3.1 E-government
3.2 E-commerce
4. Digital media
5. Broadcasting
5.1 Pay TV overview
5.1.1 Pay TV statistics
5.2 Major pay TV players
5.2.1 VTR Globalcom
5.2.2 Movistar (Telefónica Chile)
5.2.3 Claro (America Móvil)
5.2.4 DirecTV
5.3 Cable TV
5.4 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
5.5 Digital terrestrial TV
6. Forecasts fixed broadband market 2015; 2020
6.1 Overview
6.2 Scenario 1 higher broadband growth
6.3 Scenario 2 lower broadband growth
6.4 Notes on scenario forecasts
7. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Internet users and user penetration 1996 - 2004
Table 2 Internet users and user penetration 2005 - 2015
Table 3 Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2001 - 2004
Table 4 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2005 - 2015
Table 5 Fixed broadband technologies by market share of subscribers 2001 - 2014
Table 6 Dial-up traffic (minutes and sessions) 2000 - 2014
Table 7 Fixed broadband connections by data speed 2001 - 2014
Table 8 Fixed broadband operators' market share 2007 - 2014
Table 9 Movistar broadband subscribers 2001 - 2014
Table 10 VTR broadband subscribers 2001 - 2014
Table 11 Claro broadband subscribers 2007 - 2014
Table 12 GTD group broadband subscribers 2001 - 2014
Table 13 Cable modem subscribers and penetration rates 2001 - 2014
Table 14 ADSL subscribers and penetration rates 2001 - 2014
Table 15 Fibre broadband subscribers 2011 - 2014
Table 16 WiMAX subscribers and penetration rates 2009 - 2014
Table 17 Mobile broadband (3G) connections 2009 - 2015
Table 18 Mobile broadband connections, penetration by technology 2009 - 2014
Table 19 Mobile broadband market share by operator 2013 - 2014
Table 20 E-commerce B2C sales 2005 - 2014
Table 21 Pay TV subscribers and penetration 2006 - 2015
Table 22 Pay TV technologies market share 2006 - 2015
Table 23 Pay TV operators market share of subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 24 VTR pay TV subscribers by technology 2000 - 2013
Table 25 VTR Group financial data 2011 - 2015
Table 26 Movistar pay TV subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 27 Claro pay TV subscribers 2010 - 2015
Table 28 DirecTV pay TV subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 29 Historic - Cable TV subscribers and penetration rates 1995 - 2004
Table 30 Cable TV subscribers and penetration rates 2005 - 2015
Table 31 Satellite TV subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 32 Forecast broadband subscribers higher growth scenario 2013; 2015; 2020
Table 33 Forecast broadband subscribers lower growth scenario 2013; 2015; 2020
Chart 1 Internet users and user penetration 2005 2015
Chart 2 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2005 2015
Chart 3 Fixed broadband technologies market share at a glance 2001 - 2014
Chart 4 Fixed broadband operators' market share at a glance 2001 - 2014
Chart 5 Cable modem subscribers and penetration rates 2001 2014
Chart 6 ADSL subscribers and penetration rates 2001 2014
Chart 7 Pay TV subscribers and penetration 2006 2015
Chart 8 Pay TV technologies - market share at a glance 2006 - 2015
Chart 9 Evolution of cable TV in Chile 2005 - 2015

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