Business Monitor International


Argentina Telecommunications Report

Published 13 November 2014

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Argentina Telecommunications Report

BMI View : A f ragile Argentine economy will have a hugely negative impact on the telecoms sector in 2014, as high inflation and concerns about currency stability will affect the purchasing power of Argentine people .   A s inflation is expected to move above 30%, the mobile market has shed nearly 1.5mn customers in H114. However, BMI suspects that this is partly due to discounting inactive mobile customers. A f altering economy may impact the upcoming October 2014 auction of 3G and 3G spectrum, however , four companies have already pre-qualified. There are also several bright spots, including growing interest in pay-TV as operators increase the availability of multi-play options. Merging operations to offer converged services also supports this trend and enables operators to lower their costs, supporting the market's long - term growth potential.

Key Data

  • Mobile connections fell by 1.477mn in H14 and growth is expected to slow significantly as operators upgrade existing subscribers to next generation networks.

  • There were 9.465mn lines in service at the end of June 2014, with INDEC data showing this rising slightly from 9.145mn at the end of the 2013 year. The broadband market continues to be the market's most dynamic, with connections on the rise. 18.5mn are forecast to be in service in 2014.   

Key Trends & Developments

The government of Argentina plans to auction national 4G spectrum in the 700MHz and 1,700MHz/2,100MHz advanced wireless services (AWS) frequency bands and also regional 3G spectrum in the 850MHz SRMC and 1,900MHz personal communications service ranges on October 31 2014. Five companies have pre-qualified for the auction - Claro Argentina, Telecom Personal, Telefonica Moviles, Nextel and Grupo Uno. Under the 15-year licences, the winning bidders of the 4G spectrum will be required to cover all the locations with more than 500 inhabitants within a period of five years. The 3G spectrum licences are divided into three...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
Mobile SWOT
9
Wireline SWOT
11
Political
13
Economic
14
Business Environment
15
Industry Forecast
16
Mobile
16
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts (Argentina 2011-2018)
16
Wireline
20
Table: Telecoms Sector - Wireline - Historical Data & Forecasts (Argentina 2011-2018)
20
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
23
Table: Latin America Risk/Reward Index, Q115
26
Market Overview
27
Mobile
27
Table: Mobile Market Regional Comparisons Q114
28
Key Developments
28
Mobile Growth
28
Market Share
31
Table: Argentina Wireless Market, Q214
32
Usage
34
MVNOs
36
Networks
36
Content
38
Mobile Operator Data
42
Table: Argentina Mobile Market Overview
42
Table: Claro
42
Table: Movistar (Telef-nica)
43
Table: Telecom Personal
44
Table: Nextel
46
Latin America Mobile Content
47
OTT
47
M2M
49
Wireline
51
Key Developments
51
Fixed-Line
52
Broadband
54
Table: Broadband Internet Subscribers ('000)
57
Pay-TV
59
Industry Trends And Developments
62
Regulatory Development
65
Table: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
65
Regulatory Developments
66
Telecom Italia's Argentine Woes
70
Competitive Landscape
73
Table: Argentina Telecoms Sector Key Players
73
Table: Selected Operators' Financial Indicators, (USDmn)
74
Company Profile
75
Telecom Argentina
75
Telef-nica de Argentina (TASA)
81
Claro
87
Nextel Argentina
91
Regional Overview
95
Table: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Business Partners By Region, May 2014
100
Demographic Forecast
101
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Argentina 1990-2025)
102
Table: Key Population Ratios (Argentina 1990-2025)
102
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Argentina 1990-2025)
103
Table: Population By Age Group (Argentina 1990-2025)
103
Table: Population By Age Group % (Argentina 1990-2025)
104
Glossary
106
Table: Glossary Of Terms
106
Methodology
108
Industry Forecast Methodology
108
Sources
110
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
110
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
111
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
112

The Argentina Telecommunications Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Argentina's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Argentina Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Argentina.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Argentina to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Argentinian telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Argentina's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Argentina.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fi xed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G ), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-line Telephony – Telephone lines (‘000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony – Mobile phone subscribers (‘000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed-line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data – Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout – Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content – The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators, including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
    Company Database – A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G & 4G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. Also covers the latest updates in the market’s development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.

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'An essential, multi-faceted research tool. BMI’s thorough understanding of the major market players enables an informed – and informative – review of the sector’s actual performance, together with useful insights into current industry issues, which are topped-off with detailed and invaluable forecasts of industry and macroeconomic trends.’

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