Argentina's Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Markets, 2020 - Telefonica Argentina Considers Exiting the Market -

DUBLIN--()--The "Argentina - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses" report has been added to's offering.

This report provides an overview of Argentina's telecom market and regulatory environment, including statistical data and analyses on recent market developments.

The report also reviews the fixed and fixed-wireless broadband markets and as well as the mobile voice and data segments, with profiles of the major operators and analyses on technologies deployed and market dynamics. The report in addition provides a number of subscriber forecasts to 2024.

Key Developments

  • Telefonica Group looks to sell Latin American operations excepting Brazil
  • Federal Fibre-Optic Network aiming to connect 2,600 localities across the country
  • Movistar Argentina begins deploying LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies
  • Mercosur bloc countries end mobile roaming charges
  • Government provides 20 million for two 5G trials
  • Movistar, Claro and Telecom Personal awarded 15-year licences in the 2.5GHz band
  • Telecom Argentina scales down investment in response to macro-economic difficulties
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data to September 2019, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments

Argentina has an advanced telecom infrastructure though considerable investment is still required to update services in rural areas. To meet pent up demand for telecom services the government has embarked on a large-scale National Broadband Plan. By late 2019 the ARS4.53 billion program to extend broadband services to rural communities, managed by the state-owned infrastructure operator ARSAT, was mostly complete.

Although there are numerous operators licensed to provide services, there remains insufficient competition. The provision of both broadband and mobile services is dominated by a few key players, including Movistar, Telecom Argentina and Claro. The broadband sector is dominated by Movistar and Telecom Argentina.

Argentina has one of the most dynamic mobile markets in Latin America and is the third-largest in the region after Brazil and Mexico. Mobile penetration has fallen in recent years in line with a reduction in the number of subscribers following a long period of steady annual growth. This is partly due to pricing competition among operators which has reduced the incentive for multiple-SIM card ownership. The regulator has encouraged the market entry of additional MVNOs to increase competition. Market changes are anticipated in 2020 if Telefnica Group completes its plan to sell its business unit in Argentina, as part of a wider effort to exit Latin America though retaining its interests in Brazil.

Operators have trialled 5G though given the continued capacity of LTE infrastructure it is unlikely that commercial 5G services will be available before 2021.

Argentina also has one of the highest broadband penetration rates in Latin America, supported by investment among operators as well as a number of government programs aimed at extending the reach of services. Although the country's economic and political difficulties during the last decade have impacted on sector investments there have been steady improvements in recent quarters, with a considerable proportion of investment being earmarked for expanding fibre networks beyond areas of the principal cities.

Key Topics Covered

1 Key statistics

2 Telecommunications market

2.1 Historical overview

2.2 Market analysis

2.3 Country overview

2.4 Regional Latin America Market Comparison

3 Regulatory environment

3.1 Regulatory authority

3.2 Argentina Digital Act

3.3 Number Portability (NP)

3.4 Single licence

4 Fixed network operators

4.1 Overview of operators

4.2 Telefonica de Argentina (Movistar)

4.3 Telecom Argentina

4.4 Telecom cooperatives

4.5 Telmex Argentina


5 Telecommunications infrastructure

5.1 Overview of the national telecom network

5.2 International infrastructure

5.3 Wholesale

6 Broadband market

6.1 Introduction and statistical overview

6.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

6.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

6.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

6.5 Other fixed broadband services

7 Digital economy

7.1 E-government

7.2 E-education

7.3 E-commerce

7.4 Online banking

8 Mobile communications

8.1 Market analysis

8.2 Mobile statistics

8.3 Regulatory issues

8.4 Mobile infrastructure

8.5 Major mobile operators

Companies Mentioned

  • Cablevisin
  • Claro (Telmex Argentina)
  • Cotecal
  • DirecTV
  • Fecosur
  • Fecotel
  • Grupo Clarn
  • IP-TEL
  • MercadoLibre
  • Movistar (Telefnica de Argentina)
  • Netizen
  • Nextel Argentina
  • Nuestro Movil
  • Phonevision/Omnivision
  • Red Intercable
  • Supercanal
  • Telecentro
  • Telecom Argentina
  • Telecom Personal
  • Telpin
  • Tesacom
  • VeloCom
  • Virgin Mobile

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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900