Research and Markets Adds Report: Chile Telecommunications Report Q2 2012 [Professional Services Close - Up]
(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Chile Telecommunications Report Q2 2012" report to its offerings.
In a release, Research and Markets noted that report highlights include:
BMI's latest quarterly report on Chile's telecoms market includes data published by major operators and the national regulator, Subtel. The latest figures show that Chile's mobile phone market continues to post strong growth, but a decision by Movistar to disconnect 360,000 inactive prepaid subscribers from its subscriber base means that BMI has reduced its five-year forecast slightly: we calculate that by 2016 Chile will have 26mn mobile subscribers.
There are several developments in the mobile phone market. From January 16 2012, mobile number portability was introduced, and data gathered from only the first few days already point to some early winners (Entel) and losers (Movistar) as subscribers change operator in search of a better deal. Subtel notes that prices have dropped considerably, reporting offers up to 20 percent below previous prices as operators compete to gain subscribers. The three main operators are also set to see increased competition as MVNOs enter the market, namely VTR, Nextel and, as from late March 2012, Virgin Mobile will also join the fray.
Subtel launched a tender for three 20MHz blocks of spectrum in the 2.6GHz bandwidth in December 2011. Candidates are only allowed to bid for a maximum of one block and will have to adhere to a series of conditions established by the regulator, including infrastructure sharing and quality requirements. The results of the auction are expected before the end of June 2012.
Broadband, particularly mobile broadband, continued to show strong growth, and pay-TV is another area in expansion. With its new mobile offering, VTR claims it will be the first operator to offer quadrupleplay bundles in 2012, but BMI expects that Claro, Telefonica and Entel will be quick to follow.
- Telefonica Chile
- Telefonica Moviles Chile (Movistar)
- Claro Chile
- VTR GlobalCom
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