Central America Telecommunications Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecommunications industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast Scenario, Telecommunications Risk Reward Index, Market Overview, Regulatory Environment, Company Profiles and Competitive

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Central America Telecommunications Report
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The Central America Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Central America Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Panamanian, Guatemalan, Nicaraguan, Salvadoran, Costa Rican, Belizean, Honduran telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-line Telephony – Telephone lines (‘000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony – Mobile phone subscribers (‘000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed-line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data – Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout – Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content – The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators, including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
    Company Database – A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G & 4G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. Also covers the latest updates in the market’s development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.

BMI Industry View
9
SWOT
11
Telecoms
11
Industry Forecast
13
Belize
13
Latest Updates
13
Structural Trends
13
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Belize 2013-2020)
15
Costa Rica
16
Structural Trends
16
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Costa Rica 2014-2020)
18
El Salvador
18
Latest Updates
18
Structural Trends
19
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (El Salvador 2014-2020)
21
Guatemala
22
Latest Updates
22
Structural Trends
22
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Guatemala 2014-2020)
24
Honduras
25
Latest Updates
25
Structural Trends
25
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Honduras 2014-2020)
27
Nicaragua
28
Structural Trends
28
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Nicaragua 2014-2020)
30
Panama
30
Structural Trends
30
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Panama 2014-2020)
32
Industry Risk Reward Index
33
Latin America Risk/Reward Index
33
Table: Latin America Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q4 2016
36
Market Overview
38
Belize
38
Market Drivers & Trends
38
Mobile
38
Table: Belize Telemedia Ltd Subscribers ('000)
39
Table: Belize - Mobile Market, March 2016
41
Wireline Voice & Broadband
41
Costa Rica
43
Market Drivers & Trends
43
Mobile
44
Table: Mobile Market, March 2016
48
Wireline Voice & Broadband
48
El Salvador
53
Market Drivers & Trends
53
Mobile
54
Table: Tigo A Clear Market Leader, But Claro Catching Up
56
Wireline Voice & Broadband
56
Guatemala
58
Market Drivers & Trends
58
Mobile
58
Table: Tigo Has A Strong Hold On The Market, H216
59
Wireline Voice & Broadband
60
Table: Claro Dominates The Fixed-Line Market, H215
60
Honduras
61
Market Drivers & Trends
61
Mobile
61
Table: Tigo And Claro Fight For Market Dominance, Q116
63
Wireline Voice & Broadband
64
Table: Fixed-Line Usage Is In Terminal Decline, 2007-2012 ('000)
64
Nicaragua
65
Market Drivers & Trends
65
Mobile
65
Table: Close Competition For Market Dominance, June 2016
67
Wireline Voice & Broadband
67
Table: Clear Is The Clear Leader In The Internet Market (%)
70
Panama
70
Market Drivers & Trends
70
Mobile
70
Wireline Voice & Broadband
73
Table: Fixed-Line Subscriptions, 2010-2015 ('000)
73
Regulatory Development
77
Table: Central America's Telecoms Regulators
77
Belize
78
Costa Rica
78
El Salvador
80
Guatemala
81
Honduras
82
Nicaragua
83
Panama
84
Company Profile
85
Am-rica M-vil (Claro)
85
Millicom International Cellular
89
Demographic Forecast
93
Demographic Outlook
93
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Belize 1990-2025)
94
Table: Key Population Ratios (Belize 1990-2025)
94
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Belize 1990-2025)
95
Table: Population By Age Group (Belize 1990-2025)
95
Table: Population By Age Group % (Belize 1990-2025)
96
Demographic Outlook
97
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Costa Rica 1990-2025)
99
Table: Key Population Ratios (Costa Rica 1990-2025)
99
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Costa Rica 1990-2025)
100
Table: Population By Age Group (Costa Rica 1990-2025)
100
Table: Population By Age Group % (Costa Rica 1990-2025)
101
Demographic Outlook
102
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Guatemala 1990-2025)
104
Table: Key Population Ratios (Guatemala 1990-2025)
104
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Guatemala 1990-2025)
105
Table: Population By Age Group (Guatemala 1990-2025)
105
Table: Population By Age Group % (Guatemala 1990-2025)
106
Demographic Outlook
107
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Honduras 1990-2025)
109
Table: Key Population Ratios (Honduras 1990-2025)
109
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Honduras 1990-2025)
110
Table: Population By Age Group (Honduras 1990-2025)
110
Table: Population By Age Group % (Honduras 1990-2025)
111
Demographic Outlook
112
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Nicaragua 1990-2025)
114
Table: Key Population Ratios (Nicaragua 1990-2025)
114
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Nicaragua 1990-2025)
115
Table: Population By Age Group (Nicaragua 1990-2025)
115
Table: Population By Age Group % (Nicaragua 1990-2025)
116
Demographic Outlook
117
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Panama 1990-2025)
119
Table: Key Population Ratios (Panama 1990-2025)
119
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Panama 1990-2025)
120
Table: Population By Age Group (Panama 1990-2025)
120
Table: Population By Age Group % (Panama 1990-2025)
121
Demographic Outlook
122
Table: Population Headline Indicators (El Salvador 1990-2025)
124
Table: Key Population Ratios (El Salvador 1990-2025)
124
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (El Salvador 1990-2025)
125
Table: Population By Age Group (El Salvador 1990-2025)
125
Table: Population By Age Group % (El Salvador 1990-2025)
126
Glossary
128
Table: Glossary Of Terms
128
Methodology
130
Industry Forecast Methodology
130
Sources
132
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
132
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
133
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
134