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Chile Telecommunications Report

Published 10 February 2014

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Chile Telecommunications Report

BMI View: Chile is one of the most developed telecoms markets in Latin America , making it a high value market for operators, but market maturity does bring its own challenges. A high penetration rate in the mobile market means subscription growth opportunities are diminished, requiring operators to target subscription migration, wireless data services and value-added service . Operator strategies are as a result focused on high capacity service development. Claro launched the first 4G LTE service in June 2013 , while Movistar launched in November 2013 and Entel set to follow in March 2014. Operators are generating return on investment, as Chile's mobile internet market grew four times faster than the average of its OECD peers, according to a new report from the international organisation. Chile's impressive performance support s our already positive view of the country's developments and particularly its leadership among Latin American telecoms markets.

Key Data

  • The mobile market recorded the first ever quarterly subscription loss in Q313 due to the discounting of inactive subscriptions by Claro. However, growth was already slowing as a result of market saturation.

  • Broadband subscriptions are increasing rapidly in Chile, with mobile broadband growth the strongest segment of the market.

  • Pay-TV growth is also robust, boosted by converged service provision, with total subscriptions up 10.6% year-on-year to 2.347mn at the end of June 2013.

Key Trends & Developments

Chile's 4G market is developing rapidly with the three leading operators all on course to have launched commercial services by March 2013. Claro commercially deployed Chile's first LTE network in the Santiago metropolitan area in June 2013. Movistar followed with the launch of services in November 2013, while Entel has stated its service will be available from March 2014. Although all three will offer LTE services, it is Claro that has taken a lead in terms of coverage,...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
Mobile SWOT
9
Wireline SWOT
11
Political
13
Economic
15
Business Environment
16
Industry Forecast
17
Mobile
17
Table: Chilean Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data And Forecasts
17
Fixed Line
20
Table: Chilean Telecoms Sector - Fixed Line - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2010-2017
20
Broadband
21
Table: Chile Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data And Forecasts, 2011-2018
21
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
23
Latin America Risk Reward Ratings
23
Table: Latin America Telecoms Risk/Reward Ratings, Q214
26
Market Overview
28
Mobile
28
Regional Perspective
28
Table: Chile Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, Q113
29
Key Developments
29
Market Growth
30
Market Share
31
Table: Chile Mobile Market, Q313
32
Subscription Mix
32
Usage
33
MVNOs
34
Networks
35
Mobile Content
37
Mobile Operator Data
38
Table: Mobile Market Overview ('000)
38
Table: Movistar
39
Table: Entel PCS
40
Table: Claro
41
Latin America Mobile Content
42
Smartphones
42
4G Technology
44
Mobile Content & Applications
44
Table: Consumer Use Of Mobile Content, 2013
46
Wireline
47
Key Developments
47
Fixed-Line
47
Table: Chile Local Access Market December 2012
48
Broadband
48
Table: Fixed Broadband Connections By Technology ('000)
50
Table: Broadband Subscriptions By Operator ('000), 2011-2013
51
Industry Trends And Developments
54
Table: MNP PORTS IN 2013
55
Table: Chile Selected Trends And Developments
57
Regulatory Development
60
Table: Chile - Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
61
Competitive Landscape
66
Table: Key Companies - Chile Telecommunications Sector
66
Table: Selected Operators' Financial Indicators
66
Company Profile
67
Telef-nica Chile
67
Telef-nica M-viles (Movistar)
71
Entel
75
Claro
80
VTR GlobalCom
85
Regional Overview
90
Ericsson Sees Potential Of Small Cells & 700MHz Spectrum
90
Financial Performance
90
LTE Rollout Slowing Down
91
Setting Itself Up For Future Growth
92
Table: 700MHz Status In Selected Regional Markets
93
Demographic Forecast
95
Demographic Outlook
95
Table: Chile's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
96
Table: Chile's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
97
Table: Chile's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
98
Table: Chile's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
98
Glossary
99
Table: Glossary Of Terms
99
Methodology
101
Industry Forecast Methodology
101
Sources
102
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
103
Table: Risk/Reward Ratings Indicators
104
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
105

The Chile Telecommunications Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Chile'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 Chile 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 Chile.

Key Benefits

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

Coverage

Executive Summary

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts and views, covering the ICT, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G), 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.

Business Environment Ratings

BMI's Telecommunications Business Environment Ratings provides a country-comparative Risk-Reward Ratings index aimed at investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) in the regional telecoms market.

The ratings methodology makes sophisticated use of more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series and forecasts to end-2017 for all key industry indicators (see list below) 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; mobile phone subscribers/100 fixed line subscribers.
  • Internet Markets - Internet users ('000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers ('000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

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, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and value-added 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 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. 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.

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Testimonials

'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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