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Latin America - Mobile Operators

NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:  Latin America - Mobile Operators

Continuing market consolidation and merger activity signify major changes for 2015

Latin America's mobile market is dominated by four multinational operators, which together account for about 80% of the region's subscribers. There remains room for a vibrant MVNO segment, while changes to company share ownership, as well as recent regulatory measures and the competitive strain experienced by some players continue to make the market fluid.

Mexico's America Movil is the largest player in the region, operating in 17 countries. The company also has a significant presence in the US via its MVNO Tracfone, and has recently ventured into Europe by taking stakes in two key local operators. It has a 25.7% interest in KPN, through which it has access to the Dutch and Belgian mobile markets, as also a 26.8% stake in Telekom Austria, through which it has access to seven other markets including Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Belarus.

In Latin America, the second largest operator is Spain's Telefonica, providing services under the Movistar brand in all markets except Brazil, where it operates under the Vivo brand. Brazil is Telefonica's key market in the region, where it has over 79 million mobile subscribers.

Telecom Italia operates in Brazil, as also still in Argentina via its stake in Telecom Argentina, and Paraguay. The operator will soon exit Argentina, having sold its interest in the incumbent operator for $960 million. Millicom provides mobile services, branded as Tigo, in three Central American countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras) and three South American (Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay), while Digicel and Cable & Wireless are the dominant players in the Caribbean.

The regional mobile market showed great promise during the 1990s when it was first opened up to competition, and when governments and regulators began licensing spectrum. A number of international operators ventured into these markets, though uncertainties concerning licence regimes, as well as the vicissitudes caused by changing strategies and economic performances of players led to considerable consolidation. This is ongoing, with US-based NII Holdings, which provides wireless services under the Nextel brand in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile, announcing in August 2014 that it may file for bankruptcy. The operator has about 9.3 million mobile subscribers in these markets, having lost 6% of its subscriber base year-on-year.

In Mexico, a new regulatory regime was recently introduced aimed at curbing the dominance of America Movil, which controls 70% of the wireless market and 80% of landlines. In response, in July 2014 America Movil announced that it would sell assets to reduce its local market share to below 50% by 2018. This will enable other operators to compete more effectively, while future spectrum auctions will be geared to encouraging the market entry of new players.

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year

1. Overview Major Mobile Operators in Latin America

2. Argentina

2.1 Overview of Argentina's mobile market

2.2 Mobile network operators

2.2.1 Claro (previously CTI Móvil)

2.2.2 Telecom Personal

2.2.3 Movistar

2.2.4 Nextel Argentina

2.3 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)

2.3.1 Overview

2.3.2 Nuestro Móvil


3. Belize

3.1 Overview of Belize's mobile market

3.2 Major mobile operators

3.2.1 BTL (DigiCell)

3.2.2 SpeedNet (Smart)

4. Bolivia

4.1 Overview of Bolivia's mobile market

4.2 Major mobile operators

4.2.1 Entel Movil

4.2.2 Tigo (Telecel)

4.2.3 Viva (NuevaTel)

4.3 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)

5. Brazil

5.1 Overview of Brazil's mobile market

5.2 Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)

5.2.1 Overview

5.2.2 Vivo (Telefônica Brasil)

5.2.3 TIM Brasil

5.2.4 Claro

5.2.5 Oi

5.2.6 Nextel Brasil

5.2.7 CTBC/Algar Telecom

5.2.8 Sercomtel Celular

5.2.9 Unicel/Aeiou (defunct)

5.3 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)

5.3.1 Porto Seguro

5.3.2 Vodafone Brazil (Datora)

5.3.3 Virgin Mobile

5.3.4 Correios

6. Caribbean Countries

6.1 Overview of mobile markets in the Caribbean

6.2 Major telecom operators in the Caribbean

6.2.1 LIME (Cable & Wireless)

6.2.2 Digicel

7. Chile

7.1 Overview of Chile's mobile market

7.2 Mobile network operators

7.2.1 Entel PCS

7.2.2 Movistar (Telefónica Móviles Chile)

7.2.3 Claro Chile (América Móvil)

7.2.4 Nextel Chile

7.2.5 VTR

7.3 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)

7.3.1 Overview

7.3.2 GTD Móvil

7.3.3 Virgin Mobile Chile

7.3.4 Falabella Móvil

8. Colombia

8.1 Overview of Colombia's mobile market

8.2 Mobile Network operators

8.2.1 Claro (Comcel/América Móvil)

8.2.2 Movistar (Telefónica)

8.2.3 Tigo (Colombia Móvil/Millicom, EPM, ETB)

8.2.4 Avantel

8.2.5 UNE-EPM

8.3 Mobile Virtual Network Operators

8.3.1 Market analysis

8.3.2 Uff! Móvil

8.3.3 ETB

8.3.4 Metrotel

8.3.5 Emcali

8.3.6 Virgin Mobile

8.3.7 Móvil Éxito

9. Costa Rica

9.1 Overview of Costa Rica's mobile market

9.2 Major mobile operator

9.2.1 ICE

9.2.2 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)

10. Cuba

10.1 Overview of Cuba's mobile market

10.2 Major mobile operators

10.2.1 ETECSA

11. Dominican Republic

11.1 Overview of the Dominican Republic's mobile market

11.2 Major mobile operators

11.2.1 Claro (formerly Verizon Dominicana)

11.2.2 Orange Dominicana

11.2.3 Tricom

11.2.4 VIVA (formerly Trilogy Dominicana)

12. Ecuador

12.1 Overview of Ecuador's mobile market

12.2 Major mobile operators

12.2.1 Claro (Conecel)

12.2.2 Movistar (Otecel)

12.2.3 CNT

13. El Salvador

13.1 Overview of El Salvador's mobile market

13.2 Major mobile operators

13.2.1 Tigo (Millicom)

13.2.2 Claro (América Móvil)

13.2.3 Movistar (Telefónica Móviles)

13.2.4 Digicel

13.2.5 RED (Intelfon)

14. Guatemala

14.1 Overview of Guatemala's mobile market

14.2 Major mobile operators

14.2.1 Tigo (Millicom)

14.2.2 Claro (América Móvil)

14.2.3 Movistar (Telefónica)

14.2.4 RED (Intelfon)

15. Guyana

15.1 Overview of Guyana's mobile market

15.2 Major mobile operators

15.2.1 Cellink (GT&T)

15.2.2 Digicel Guyana

16. Haiti

16.1 Overview of Haiti's mobile market

16.2 Major mobile operators

16.2.1 Digicel

16.2.2 Comcel (Voilà)

16.2.3 Haiti Telecommunications International (HaiTel)

16.2.4 Natcom

16.2.5 Rectel (Teleco)

16.3 Mobile commerce

17. Honduras

17.1 Overview of the Honduran mobile market

17.2 Major mobile operators

17.2.1 Tigo/Celtel (Millicom)

17.2.2 Claro/Sercom (América Móvil)

17.2.3 Hondutel

17.2.4 Digicel

18. Jamaica

18.1 Overview of the Jamaican Mobile Market

18.2 Major mobile operators

18.2.1 Digicel

18.2.2 Claro

18.2.3 LIME

18.3 M-banking

19. Mexico

19.1 Overview of Mexico's mobile market

19.2 Major mobile operators

19.2.1 Telcel

19.2.2 Movistar

19.2.3 Grupo Iusacell

19.2.4 Nextel de México

19.2.5 Mobile Virtual network operators

20. Nicaragua

20.1 Overview of Nicaragua's mobile market

20.2 Major mobile operators

20.2.1 Claro (América Móvil)

20.2.2 Movistar (Telefónica)

21. Panama

21.1 Overview of Panama's mobile market

21.2 Major mobile operators

21.2.1 +Móvil (C&WP)

21.2.2 Movistar (Telefónica)

21.2.3 Digicel Panamá

21.2.4 Claro Panamá (América Móvil)

22. Paraguay

22.1 Overview of Paraguay's mobile market

22.2 Major mobile operators

22.2.1 Tigo (Millicom International Cellular)

22.2.2 Personal (Núcleo/Telecom Argentina)

22.2.3 Claro (América Móvil)

22.2.4 Vox (Hola Paraguay/Copaco)

23. Peru

23.1 Overview of Peru's mobile market

23.2 Major mobile operators

23.2.1 Movistar Perú (Telefónica Móviles Perú)

23.2.2 Claro Perú (América Móvil)

23.2.3 Mobile Perú (Entel)

23.2.4 Viettel Peru

24. Puerto Rico

24.1 Overview of Puerto Rico's mobile market

24.2 Major mobile operators

24.2.1 AT&T Mobility

24.2.2 Claro (América Móvil)

24.2.3 T-Mobile

24.2.4 Sprint PCS

24.2.5 Open Mobile

25. Suriname

25.1 Overview of Suriname's mobile market

25.2 Major mobile operators

25.2.1 TeleG (Telesur)

25.2.2 Digicel

25.2.3 Uniqa

26. Uruguay

26.1 Overview of Uruguay's mobile market

26.2 Major mobile operators

26.2.1 Antel

26.2.2 Movistar

26.2.3 Claro

27. Venezuela

27.1 Overview of Venezuela's mobile market

27.2 Major mobile operators

27.2.1 Movilnet (CANTV)

27.2.2 Movistar (Telefónica)

27.2.3 Digitel

Table 1 LAC's major mobile operators subscribers 2010 - 2014

Table 2 América Móvil subscribers in the LAC region 2010 - 2014

Table 3 Telefónica subscribers in the LAC region 2010 - 2014

Table 4 Telecom Italia subscribers in the LAC region 2010 - 2014

Table 5 Millicom International Cellular subscribers in the LAC region 2010 - 2014

Table 6 Claro mobile subscribers 1999 - 2013

Table 7 Personal mobile subscribers 1999 - 2014

Table 8 Personal mobile ARPU 2012 - 2014

Table 9 Personal mobile revenue 2012 - 2014

Table 10 Movistar mobile subscribers 1999 - 2014

Table 11 Movistar mobile revenue 2009 - 2014

Table 12 Movistar mobile ARPU 2008 - 2014

Table 13 Nextel mobile revenue 2012 - 2014

Table 14 Nextel mobile ARPU 2012 - 2014

Table 15 Nextel mobile subscribers 2002 - 2013

Table 16 Entel mobile subscribers 2000 - 2013

Table 17 Entel 4G mobile subscribers 2012 - 2013

Table 18 Tigo mobile subscribers 2003 - 2014

Table 19 Mobile operators' market share 2002 - 2013

Table 20 3G/Mobile broadband market share by operator 2009 2014

Table 21 3G services (phone & broadband) operators' annual growth 2010 - 2013

Table 22 Vivo mobile revenue 2010 - 2013

Table 23 Vivo mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014

Table 24 Vivo/Telemig mobile subscribers 2002 - 2007 (historical)

Table 25 TIM Brasil mobile financial data 2010 - 2014

Table 26 TIM Brasil mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014

Table 27 Claro mobile revenue 2010 - 2014

Table 28 Claro mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014

Table 29 Oi mobile revenue by sector 2012 - 2013

Table 30 Oi mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014

Table 31 Oi/Amazônia/BrT mobile subscribers 2002 - 2008 (historic)

Table 32 NII Holdings mobile revenue 2012 - 2014

Table 33 Nextel Brazil revenue 2010 - 2014

Table 34 Nextel Brazil mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014

Table 35 Algar telecom mobile revenue 2009 - 2013

Table 36 Algar Telecom mobile subscribers 2003 - 2013

Table 37 Sercomtel mobile subscribers 2003 - 2013

Table 38 Port Seguro M2M connections 2012 - 2014

Table 39 LIME financial data (Caribbean) 2010 - 2013

Table 40 LIME revenue by sector 2010 - 2013

Table 41 Digicel Group financial data 2010 - 2013

Table 42 Mobile operators' market share 2000 - 2013

Table 43 Entel PCS mobile subscribers 2000 - 2014

Table 44 Entel PCS mobile broadband subscribers 2012 - 2014

Table 45 Movistar mobile subscribers 2000 - 2014

Table 46 Claro mobile subscribers 2000 - 2014

Table 47 Nextel mobile subscribers 2008 - 2014

Table 48 VTR mobile subscribers 2012 - 2014

Table 49 Virgin Mobile mobile subscribers 2012 - 2014

Table 50 Claro subscribers 2001-2013

Table 51 Movistar subscribers 2001-2013

Table 52 Tigo subscribers 2003-2013

Table 53 Tigo financial data 2010-2013

Table 54 Mobile revenue by service - 2011 - 2012

Table 55 Orange Dominicana subscribers 2008 - 2014

Table 56 Orange Dominicana revenue 2008 - 2014

Table 57 Mobile operators' market share 1997 - 2014

Table 58 Historic - Claro mobile subscribers 1997 - 2004

Table 59 Claro mobile subscribers 2005 - 2014

Table 60 Historic - Movistar mobile subscribers 1997 - 2004

Table 61 Movistar mobile subscribers 2005 - 2014

Table 62 Movistar mobile financial data 2012 - 2013

Table 63 CNT mobile subscribers 2003 - 2014

Table 64 Tigo mobile subscribers 1997 2014

Table 65 Historic - Claro mobile subscribers 2002 - 2008

Table 66 Historic - Movistar mobile subscribers 2000 - 2008

Table 67 Historic - Digicel mobile subscribers 2003 - 2008

Table 68 Historic - RED mobile subscribers 2005 - 2008

Table 69 Tigo mobile subscribers 2000 - 2013

Table 70 Claro mobile subscribers (historic) 2000 - 2013

Table 71 Movistar Central American revenue 2010 - 2013

Table 72 Movistar mobile subscribers 2000 - 2013

Table 73 GT&T mobile subscribers 1999 - 2013

Table 74 Tigo mobile subscribers 2000 - 2014

Table 75 Tigo financial data 2009 - 2010

Table 76 Tigo mobile ARPU 2009 - 2010

Table 77 Claro mobile subscribers 2003 - 2013

Table 78 Telcel subscribers and annual change 2000 - 2014

Table 79 Telcel churn, monthly minutes of use and ARPU 2008 - 2014

Table 80 Telcel wireless revenue 2010 - 2014

Table 81 Movistar subscribers and annual change 2001 - 2014

Table 82 Movistar minutes of use and ARPU 2008 - 2014

Table 83 Movistar financial data 2008 - 2014

Table 84 Iusacell subscribers and annual change 2000 - 2010

Table 85 Unefón subscribers and annual change (historic) 2000 - 2007

Table 86 Historic - Claro mobile subscribers 2003 - 2008

Table 87 Historic - Movistar mobile subscribers 2000 2008

Table 88 C&W mobile subscribers 2005 2014

Table 89 Tigo - mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014

Table 90 Personal - mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014

Table 91 Personal handset sales 2011 - 2013

Table 92 Personal mobile revenue 2011 - 2014

Table 93 Movistar mobile subscribers 2001 - 2014

Table 94 Claro Peru mobile revenue 2009 - 2014

Table 95 Claro Peru mobile subscribers 2001 - 2014

Table 96 Mobile Peru subscribers 2001 - 2014

Table 97 Mobile Peru subscribers by type 2013 2014

Table 98 Antel mobile subscribers 2002 - 2013

Table 99 Movistar mobile subscribers -2002 - 2013

Table 100 Claro mobile subscribers 2004 - 2013

Table 101 Market share of mobile operators 2001 - 2013

Table 102 Movilnet mobile subscribers 2001 - 2013

Table 103 Movistar subscribers 2001 - 2013

Chart 1 Mobile broadband market share by operator 2009 2014

Chart 2 LIME revenue by sector 2010 2013

Chart 3 Tigo mobile subscribers 2002 2014

Chart 4 Tigo mobile subscribers 2000 2013

Chart 5 Telcel subscribers and annual change 2000 2014

Chart 6 Movistar subscribers and annual change 2001 2014

Chart 7 Movistar financial data 2008 2014

Chart 8 Iusacell subscribers and annual change 2000 2010

Exhibit 1 Claro at a glance

Exhibit 2 Telecom Personal at a glance

Exhibit 3 Movistar at a glance

Exhibit 4 Subdivision of Brazil into regions and areas for mobile licensing

Exhibit 5 Telefônica Brasil (trading as Vivo) at a glance

Exhibit 6 Vivo concessions

Exhibit 7 The uneasy marriage between Telefónica and Portugal Telecom (historical)

Exhibit 8 TIM Brasil at a glance

Exhibit 9 TIM Brasil concession awards for frequency bands A, B, D, E

Exhibit 10 Claro Brasil at a glance

Exhibit 11 Claro concessions

Exhibit 12 Oi (TNL PCS) at a glance

Exhibit 13 Oi concession awards for frequency bands A, D, E, M

Exhibit 14 Digicel's Caribbean operations

Exhibit 15 Entel PCS at a glance

Exhibit 16 Telefónica Móviles Chile at a glance

Exhibit 17 Claro Chile at a glance

Exhibit 18 Comcel (trading as Claro) at a glance

Exhibit 19 Movistar at a glance

Exhibit 20 Tigo at a glance

Exhibit 21 Tigo/Telemóvil company history

Exhibit 22 BellSouth Guatemala history

Exhibit 23 Aló PCS history

Exhibit 24 Enitel Movil history

Exhibit 25 Movistar history

Exhibit 26 BellSouth Panama/Telefónica Móviles Panamá history

Exhibit 27 Telefónica Móviles Perú at a glance

Exhibit 28 Claro Perú at a glance

Exhibit 29 Mobile Perú at a glance

Exhibit 30 Movilnet at a glance

Exhibit 31 Movistar at a glance

Exhibit 32 Digitel at a glance

To order this report: Latin America - Mobile Operators

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