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Chile Telecommunications Report

Published 07 November 2014

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Chile Telecommunications Report

BMI View:  Chile is a highly saturated mobile market and one of the most developed in Latin America and offers little scope in terms of organic growth. Number porting and reduction in mobile termination fees has made it easier for customers to switch networks, which has lead to increased competition. BMI believes that additional revenue opportunities will come primarily from added data services in the short to medium term as the regulator reports healthy growth in mobile data usage.

Key Data

  • Data from mobile operators show the Chilean mobile market has not rebounded from its subscription loss in Q413, as first two quarters as operators reported total loss of 525,000 subscribers. Total mobile subscriber base was at a similar level as last seen in Q212.

  • Chile ended Q214 with 7.6mn mobile internet subscribers, an increase of 39.4% year-on-year, according to a report released by the country's telecoms regulator Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel).Pay-TV growth is also robust, boosted by converged service provision, with total subscriptions up 18.3% year-on-year to 2.556mn at the end of 2013.

Key Trends & Developments

Chilean mobile market contracted in the first two quarters of 2014 primarily due to the reduction in mobile termination rates. This has lead BMI to downgrade its growth forecast for 2014. Although the market is expected to rebound slightly in 2015, BMI does not believe that Chilean mobile market has much scope for organic growth. Instead, operators are aiming to boost revenues from mobile data usage.

Chile's 4G market is developing rapidly with the three leading operators all launching 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, followed by  Entel in March 2014. Although all three offer LTE services, it is Claro that has taken a lead in terms of coverage, claiming it will...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
SWOT
11
Political
13
Economic
15
Business Environment
16
Industry Forecast
17
Mobile
17
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts (Chile 2011-2018)
17
Wireline
19
Table: Telecoms Sector - Wireline - Historical Data & Forecasts (Chile 2011-2018)
19
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
22
Table: Latin America Risk/Reward Ratings, Q314
25
Market Overview
27
Mobile
27
Regional Perspective
27
Table: Chile Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, Q413
28
Key Developments
28
Market Growth
28
Market Share
31
Table: Chile Mobile Market, Q413
32
Subscription Mix
32
Usage
33
MVNOs
34
Networks
35
Mobile Content
37
Mobile Operator Data
39
Table: Mobile Market Overview ('000)
39
Table: Movistar
40
Table: Entel PCS
41
Table: Claro
42
Latin America Mobile Content
43
Smartphones
43
4G Technology
45
Mobile Content & Applications
45
Table: Consumer Use Of Mobile Content, 2013
47
Wireline
48
Key Developments
48
Fixed-Line
48
Table: Chile Local Access Market December 2013
49
Broadband
49
Table: Fixed Broadband Connections By Technology ('000)
51
Table: Broadband Subscriptions By Operator ('000), 2011-2013
52
Industry Trends And Developments
56
Table: MNP Ports In 2013
57
Table: Chile Selected Trends And Developments
58
Regulatory Development
61
Regulatory Overview
61
Table: Chile - Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
62
Competitive Landscape
67
Table: Key Companies - Chile Telecommunications Sector
67
Table: Selected Operators' Financial Indicators
67
Company Profile
68
Telef-nica Chile
68
Telef-nica M-viles (Movistar)
72
Entel
76
Claro Chile
80
VTR GlobalCom
85
Regional Overview
89
Internexa: Pan-American Fibre Network Keeps Content Local
89
Demographic Forecast
94
Table: Chile's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
95
Table: Chile's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
96
Table: Chile's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
97
Table: Chile's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
97
Glossary
98
Table: Glossary Of Terms
98
Methodology
100
Industry Forecast Methodology
100
Sources
101
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
102
Table: Risk/Reward Ratings Indicators
103
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
104

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

BMI Industry View

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 Rankings

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

The rankings 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-2018 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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'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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