DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Colombia - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Growth in Colombia's mobile market has slowed in recent years though it retains significant potential, particularly in the mobile broadband sector where penetration is still low and where strong demand exists in rural areas where fixed-line infrastructure remains poor. The market has seen considerable competition from the MVNO sector, with Virgin Mobile alone having almost 2.9 million subscribers as of mid-2018.
Three MNOs dominate the mobile market: Claro (the trading name of Comunicacion Celular), Movistar (trading as Colombia Telecomunicacion), and Tigo (trading as Colombia Movil and owned by Millicent International). The leading player remains Claro, but its market share has been falling since 2009. The local trunking service provider Avantel serves a small number of mostly corporate customers using digital iDEN technology though it has also provided services based on LTE since mid-2014.
The MVNOs ETB and Movil Exito offer mobile voice and internet services over Tigo's network, while Metrotel and Virgin Mobile have entered into wholesale agreements with Movistar. Since Tigo merged with UNE-EPM (becoming Tigo Une Colombia in the process) it has been able to offer converged services across fixed and mobile networks. Tigo in mid-2017 revised its hosting arrangement with Uff! Movil in a bid to keep the MVNO in business after it had seen a dramatic fall in its subscriber base. This was a temporary measure and Uff! Movil ceased trading in mid-2018, heavily indebted to TigoUne.
This report provides insights into Colombia's mobile market, including key market statistics and analyses as well as profiles of the major operators, subscriber forecasts and assessments of market developments and emerging technologies.
- Regulator concludes consultation on 5G roadmap, again calls for interest in postponed multi-spectrum auction;
- Claro Colombia trials 5G technology;
- Regulator increases spectrum cap for MNOs to help improve network capacity;
- TigoUne sells 1,200 mobile towers to ATC, launches an M2M service;
- Avantel plans $250 million investment in LTE;
- Report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2018, operator data to Q1 2019, recent market developments.
Key Topics Covered:
2. Market analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
3.2 Mobile voice
3.2.1 Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE)
3.3 Mobile data
3.3.1 SMS, MMS
3.4 Mobile broadband
3.5 Forecasts mobile subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 Spectrum regulations and auctions
4.1.2 1710MHz, 1.8GNz, 2.5GHz
4.1.3 Proposed auctions
4.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
4.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
5. Mobile infrastructure
5.2 4G (LTE)
5.5 Other infrastructure developments
5.5.1 Satellite mobile
5.5.2 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
6. Major mobile operators
6.1 Claro (Comcel/America Movil)
6.2 Movistar (Telefonica/Colombia Telecomunicaciones)
6.3 Tigo Colombia (Colombia Movil/Millicom, EPM, ETB)
7. Mobile Virtual Network Operators
7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Uff! Movil
7.6 Virgin Mobile
7.7 Movil Exito
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