Chile Telecommunications Report

Published 23 April 2015

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Chile Telecommunications Report

BMI View: The announcement that 700MHz frequencies will be awarded to the three mobile operators Claro, Movistar and Entel in the first half of 2015 is an important step for the market. Movistar and Entel have already contracted equipment vendors to roll out LTE services in the 700MHz band, this should help to speed up the new spectrum release to the public. Uptake of 3G services in Chile has been among the strongest in the Latin America region, driven by a healthy competition between Claro, Movistar and Entel, with support from Subtel and the government. 4G services are also available from all three operators, with VTR soon to be the fourth operator to launch LTE. The allocation of 700MHz spectrum will relieve network congestion problems, as well as expand internet access to rural areas of the population at a low cost, benefitting operators and consumers from low prices. Nextel's divestment of its Chilean subsidiary to UK-based Novator Partners could bring a change into the market share distribution.

Key Data

  • Mobile telephony penetration reached 149.2% at the end of 2014, with 26.5mn subscribers, representing a decline of 1.3% from December 2013.

  • 4G connections rose 87.3% quarter-on-quarter in Q314 to reach 345,000.

  • Chile ended Q314 with 7.9mn mobile internet subscribers.

  • Internet penetration in Chile increased 22.4% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 60.2%, for a total of 10.7mn accesses, in 9M14, ended September 2014

  • Fixed lines increased 5.6% at the end of September 2014 from December 2013, driven partially by the gradual elimination of national long distance calling rates in 2014.

  • Pay-TV penetration grew 6.6% y-o-y to 48.6%, for 2.8mn subscribers, in 9M14.

Key Trends & Developments

Chile's transport and telecoms ministry is expected to grant 700MHz spectrum licences to the winners of the auction held in 2014 in the next four to six months, according to Minister Andres Gomez-Lobo in January 2015. The government will draw up and publish the...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
Mobile SWOT
9
Wireline SWOT
11
Political
13
Economic
15
Operational Risk
16
Industry Forecast
18
Mobile
18
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts (Chile 2012-2019)
18
Wireline
21
Table: Telecoms Sector - Wireline - Historical Data & Forecasts (Chile 2012-2019)
21
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
24
Table: Latin America Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q315
28
Market Overview
29
Mobile
29
Regional Perspective
29
Table: Chile Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2014
30
Key Developments
30
Market Growth
30
Market Share
33
Table: Chile Mobile Market, Q414
33
Subscription Mix
33
Usage
34
MVNOs
35
Networks
36
Mobile Content
39
Mobile Operator Data
41
Table: Mobile Market Overview ('000)
41
Table: Movistar
41
Table: Entel
43
Table: Claro
44
Latin America Mobile Content
46
Table: Most Popular Sites In Brazil
48
Wireline
51
Key Developments
51
Fixed-Line
51
Table: Chile Local Access Market September 2014
53
Broadband
53
Table: Fixed Broadband Connections By Technology
55
Table: Fixed Broadband Subscriptions By Operator
56
Industry Trends And Developments
59
Table: MNP Ports In 2013
61
Table: Chile Selected Trends And Developments
63
Regulatory Development
64
Regulatory Overview
64
Table: Chile - Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
65
Competitive Landscape
69
Table: Key Companies - Chile Telecommunications Sector
69
Table: Selected Operators' Financial Indicators
70
Company Profile
71
Telef-nica Chile
71
Telef-nica M-viles (Movistar)
75
Entel
79
Claro Chile
84
VTR GlobalCom
88
Regional Overview
92
Table: SES-10
97
Table: SES-14
98
Demographic Forecast
99
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Chile 1990-2025)
100
Table: Key Population Ratios (Chile 1990-2025)
100
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Chile 1990-2025)
101
Table: Population By Age Group (Chile 1990-2025)
101
Table: Population By Age Group % (Chile 1990-2025)
102
Glossary
104
Table: Glossary Of Terms
104
Methodology
106
Industry Forecast Methodology
106
Sources
108
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
108
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
109
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
110

The Chile Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Chile'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 Chile 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 Chile.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Chile to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Chilean telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Chile's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Chile.
  • 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.

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