Chile Telecommunications Report

Published 30 October 2015

Quarterly 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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Chile Telecommunications Report
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BMI View: We have left our estimations and forecasts for our Q1 2016 report of the Chilean telecommunications market unrevised largely because the market has performed broadly in line with our previous projections. 3G and 4G services will continue to drive growth and WOM mobile and Virgin along with smaller players like VTR will look to gain a percentage of the market. The country's MVNOs already cater to the lower end of the market and we believe that VT R and WOM will struggle to make massive short term gains as the three large companies look to lure customers towards high value prepaid packages .

3G & 4G: Drivers of Growth
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Latest Updates & Industry Developments

  • The Chilean mobile market lost 377,000 subscribers in H1 2015 and we attribute this largely due to the discounting of inactive sim cards. The prime focus of the three large operators is now on migrating prepaid customers to value added data packs. 3G and 4G services will be the primary drivers of growth with 3G and 4G connections reaching over 22.5mn at the end of our forecast period in 2019.

  • The uptake of 3G and 4G services is in line with our expectations as Entel and Ericsson have recently penned another four year deal where Ericsson will develop LTE-Advanced infrastructure for the operator whilst also upgrading its existing 2G, 3G and 4G network capabilities.

  • WOM mobile did not receive an allotment in the 700MHz spectrum band but it early reports suggest the company has added impressive figures in Q3 2015. We will continue to monitor the status of new entrants like WOM, Virgin and VTR and adjust our subsequent forecasts accordingly. The low cost market looking for cheaper services will likely be served by WOM and VTR and we believe that these two operators may make a small dent into the subscriber base of the larger carriers.

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BMI Industry View
Industry SWOT
Industry Forecast
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Chile 2012-2019)
Industry Risk Reward Index
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Table: Latin Americas Telecoms Risk/Rewards Index - Q1 2016
Market Overview
Market Drivers & Trends
Wireline Voice And Broadband
Table: Wireline Broadband Connections By Technology
Pay TV/Convergence
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Overview
Table: Chile - Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
Competitive Landscape
Table: Chile Mobile Market Overview 2012-2015
Table: Chile Telecommunications Sector
Table: Claro
Table: Movistar
Table: Entel
Table: Wireline Broadband Subscriptions By Operator
Company Profile
Claro Chile
Telef-nica Chile
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Chile 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Chile 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Chile 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Chile 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Chile 1990-2025)
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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).


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.


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.