Tagged in: Latin America (Includes the Caribbean)

Brazil’s government approves additional funding for National Broadband Plan

Supported by a population of some 204 million, the Brazilian telecoms market is among the largest in Latin America. Telecoms revenue has been adversely affected by the ongoing economic crisis which has dented consumer confidence and reduced spend on services. … Continue reading

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Mexico contracts Altan to operate wholesale mobile network

With a population of around 121 million and a fixed-line teledensity of around 18% Mexico’s telecom sector retains significant potential for growth over the next few years. The fixed-line market is still dominated by the incumbent Telmex, with about 62% … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s telcos facing struggle to fund investments into 2017

Venezuela’s fixed-line teledensity remains relatively high for the region, though steady growth in the number of lines in recent years came to an end in 2015, when the number of lines in service fell 3.5% year-on-year. In the local telephony … Continue reading

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Peru nears completion of National Fibre-Optic Backbone project

Peru’s fixed-line teledensity is among the lowest in South America, at about 9.8%. Obstacles to fixed-line growth include widespread poverty, fixed-to-mobile substitution, expensive telephone services, and geographical inaccessibility in the rugged Andean mountains and lowland Amazon jungles. Nevertheless, the government … Continue reading

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Colombia makes progress with National Fibre Optic project

Colombia’s telecom infrastructure is reasonably well developed in the main business centres, where service availability is high. However, infrastructure remains poor in small urban centres and rural areas. The government has endeavoured to address this with a number of public … Continue reading

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