Jamaica 2020: Statistics & Analyses of Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Markets - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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

This report contains overviews, analyses and statistics of the Jamaican fixed-line, mobile and broadband markets together with information on convergence issues and on the country's fixed line incumbent and major mobile operators.

Key Developments

  • Caricel employees charged with breaching Telecommunications Act;
  • ReadyNet trials satellite broadband services;
  • Digicel launches MyCash m-banking service;
  • Liberty Global extends ownership of C&W Jamaica;
  • Regulator consults on network sharing conditions for telcos;
  • Flow embarks on $150 million investment program in Jamaica, secures spectrum in the AWS band between 1710MHz and 2200MHz;
  • East-West cable between Jamaica, the British Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic augments capacity for data and telephony services;
  • IXP opened to improve domestic internet traffic flow and reduce costs;
  • Report update includes the regulator's annual report for 2018/19, market updates to Q3 2019, operator data to Q4 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Jamaica's telecom sector remains propped up by the mobile sector, which accounts for 82% of internet connections as well as 88% of voice lines. It also accounts for the lion's share of sector revenue. The merger between Digicel and Claro's Jamaican business in 2012 strengthened Digicel's position in the market. Both Digicel and its only rival, Flow (supported by its new owner Liberty Global), have extended their LTE networks across the island.

Digicel during the year signed a sale and leaseback arrangement affecting a number of base stations, and launched its MyCash m-money service. The tower deal formed part of wider efforts to generate revenue as the Group seeks to cope with a debt pile which by early 2020 had reached some $6.8 billion. For its part, Liberty Global has taken complete control of its local unit, trading under the Flow Jamaica banner.

The regulator has endeavoured to develop the MVNO sector in a bid to improve competition. Although it had intended to licence up to 12 operators, only one licence was issued, to Symbiote Investments. This company launched Caricel Jamaica but at the end of 2018 the government revoked the company's licenses, and in March 2020 several employees were charged with breaching terms of the Telecommunications Act.

Companies Mentioned

  • Columbus Communications
  • Digicel
  • Cable & Wireless
  • Flow
  • LIME
  • Liberty Global

Key Topics Covered

1 Key statistics

2 Regional Market Comparison

2.1 Caribbean Telecom Maturity Index

2.2 TMI versus GDP

2.3 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration

2.4 Fixed and mobile broadband penetration

3 Country overview

4 Telecommunications market

4.1 Market analysis

5 Regulatory environment

5.1 Regulatory authorities

5.2 Fixed-line developments

5.3 Mobile network developments

6 Mobile market

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Mobile statistics

6.3 Mobile broadband

6.4 Mobile infrastructure

6.5 Major mobile operators

6.6 Mobile content and applications

7 Fixed-line broadband market

7.1 Market analysis

7.2 Market analysis

7.3 Broadband statistics

7.4 Fixed-line broadband technologies

8 Fixed network operators

9 Telecommunications infrastructure

9.1 Overview of the national telecom network

9.2 International infrastructure

9.3 Smart infrastructure

10 Appendix Historic data

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