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This report identifies key trends that Ovum expects to see in the Latin American telecoms market in 2017.


  • Latin America is a diverse set of countries, encompassing markets with varying degrees of development in terms of telecoms markets. Nevertheless, many of these markets share some trends and are at similar stages of development.
  • Mobile data monetization should be at the center of CSPs' priorities. To do so they need to avoid price wars and put an end to unlimited plans.
  • CSPs will need to be more active in adopting an open approach toward partnerships.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates trends in the Latin American telecoms market.
  • Recommends courses of action for operators in Latin America.

Key questions answered

  • What factors are key in determining the success of new digital services in Latin America?
  • What factors should Latin American operators consider when forming partnerships?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages
  • Recommendations

Mobile data will drive growth in Latin America

  • LTE is the growth engine of the Latin American wireless market

M&A and regulation are set to change the landscape

  • Further consolidation will reduce the number of regional players

Latin America prepares to explore IoT in 2017

  • Pieces of the IoT puzzle are aligning in Latin America


  • Further reading
  • Author

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