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The Latin American telecoms sector has been affected by the poor macroeconomic situation in the region, made worse by the sharp drop in commodity prices. Despite this, the region still has great opportunities in the telecommunications market.


  • The economic situation has not been enough to reduce the appetite of the Latin American consumer for broadband in any form, fixed or mobile and nearly all countries are seeing rapid adoption of 3G and 4G. Moreover, the introduction of LTE in Latin America allowed more competition in the market, permitted existing operators to alleviate congestion in 3G networks, and encouraged regulators to design new ways to make spectrum available.

Features and Benefits

  • The report evaluates the recent performance of the Latin American telecommunications market for fixed and mobile broadband, M2M, pay-TV, and OTTs.
  • This outlook assesses the potential for growth in several telecommunications areas in Latin America, evaluates the latest consolidation movements, and discusses Ovum's forecast for the region.

Key questions answered

  • What is the prospect for fixed and mobile broadband in Latin America?
  • How has the recent economic downturn impacted the region and how is the telecommunications sector expected to develop in the next five years?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Financial outlook

  • Financial overview
  • Regional forecast

Fixed and mobile market assessment

  • Recent results
  • Mobile and fixed broadband development
  • Mobile broadband subscription trends

M2M market assessment

  • LATAM has not evolved beyond traditional connectivity markets

Pay-TV and OTT-video strategies

  • TV is one of the growth engines in Latin America

Content, apps, and digital entertainment service strategies

  • OTT partnerships shift towards video


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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