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Chile - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

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

Chile's mobile penetration is one of the highest in South America, and as a result growth has slowed considerably. Movistar and Entel are the market leaders, compete neck-and-neck with about 37% share each, while Claro accounts for about 22% market share with the half-dozen MVNOs taking the remaining 2%.

Mobile number portability has helped to increase competition and reduce prices, while the entry of MVNOs has also served to reduce prices for consumers. Of the MVNOs, Falabella Movil and Virgin Mobile are the two largest, while Nextel Chile was sold in mid-2014 by NII Holdings.

Claro launched Chile's first LTE network in June 2013, soon joined by Movistar and Entel as competitors.
The sale of smartphones in increasing rapidly, driven by the popularity of social media and improved 3G and LTE coverage, as well as by the reduction in the price of devices.
This report provides an overview of the mobile market in Chile, including and a profile of mobile operators and key MVNOs, market statistics and market analyses. It also contains scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.

Key developments:
Nextel Chile sold again, to Novator Partners, and rebrands as WOM; Spanish bank BBVA launches a mobile wallet solution; regulator begins 700MHz spectrum allocation process; MTRs set to fall 73% over five years; regulator negotiates reduced roaming charges with Argentina and Peru; Entel launches LTE services; Chile's Tower Act helps promote MVNOs and infrastructure sharing; regulator bans the sale of carrier-locked handsets, orders operators to unlock devices free of charge; VTR closes down its wireless network to become solely an MVNO; Claro expands LTE service; telcos' financial and operating data to Q1 2015; regulator's market data updates; recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:
Entel, Movistar, Claro, Nextel, VTR, GTD, Virgin Mobile, Falabella.

Table Of Contents

Chile - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis
1. Synopsis
2. Overview of Chile's mobile market
2.1 Mobile statistics
3. Regulatory issues
3.1 3G spectrum auctions
3.2 LTE spectrum auctions
3.2.1 700MHz spectrum
3.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
3.4 Mobile Termination rates (MTRs)
3.5 Mobile towers
3.6 Roaming
4. Mobile technologies
4.1 Overview
4.2 Second Generation (2G) mobile
4.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile
4.4 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
4.5 Mobile handsets/smartphones
5. Mobile network operators
5.1 Entel PCS
5.2 Movistar (Telefónica Móviles Chile)
5.3 Claro Chile (America Móvil)
5.4 WOM (Nextel Chile)
5.5 VTR
6. Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
6.1 Overview
6.2 GTD Móvil
6.3 Virgin Mobile Chile
6.4 Falabella Móvil
7. Mobile voice services
7.1 Prepaid
8. Mobile messaging
8.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
9. Mobile satellite
10. Mobile applications
10.1 M-payments
11. Forecasts mobile market 2015; 2020
11.1 Overview
11.2 Scenario 1 higher mobile market growth
11.3 Scenario 2 lower mobile market growth
11.4 Notes on scenario forecasts
12. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 - 2004
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2015
Table 3 Mobile network traffic 2000 - 2015
Table 4 Spectrum auction 700MHz band February 2014
Table 5 MTRs 2006 - 2013
Table 6 2G subscribers 2013 - 2014
Table 7 3G subscribers and penetration 2006 - 2014
Table 8 Operators' 3G market share 2009 - 2013
Table 9 Fixed broadband versus 3G subscribers, market share 2006 - 2013
Table 10 4G subscribers 2013 - 2014
Table 11 Mobile operators' market share 2000 - 2014
Table 12 Entel PCS mobile subscribers 2000 - 2014
Table 13 Entel PCS mobile broadband subscribers 2012 - 2015
Table 14 Movistar mobile subscribers 2000 - 2015
Table 15 Movistar mobile revenue 2012 - 2015
Table 16 Claro mobile subscribers 2000 - 2014
Table 17 Claro mobile revenue 2012 - 2014
Table 18 Nextel mobile subscribers 2008 - 2014
Table 19 VTR mobile subscribers 2012 - 2014
Table 20 MVNO subscribers by operator 2012 - 2014
Table 21 Virgin Mobile mobile subscribers 2012 - 2014
Table 22 Historic - Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 1999 - 2004
Table 23 Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2005 - 2014
Table 24 SMS messages sent 2002 - 2014
Table 25 Forecast mobile subscribers higher growth scenario 2013; 2015; 2020
Table 26 Forecast mobile subscribers lower growth scenario 2013; 2015; 2020
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers market evolution at a glance 2005 2015
Exhibit 1 Entel PCS at a glance
Exhibit 2 Telefónica Móviles Chile at a glance
Exhibit 3 Claro Chile at a glance

Companies Mentioned Entel, Movistar, Claro, Nextel, VTR, GTD, Virgin Mobile, Falabella.

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