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Mobile Services in Latin America: Trends and Forecasts 2017-2022 -
[February 02, 2018]

Mobile Services in Latin America: Trends and Forecasts 2017-2022 -

The "Mobile Services in Latin America: Trends and Forecasts 2017-2022" report has been added to's offering.

This report examines the key trends and drivers, and provides telecoms market forecasts for mobile communication services in Latin America. It includes worldwide context and commentary on six key countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

This report and associated data annex provide:

  • A 5-year forecast of 127 mobile KPIs for Latin America and for six key countries
  • An in-depth analysis of the trends, drivers and forecast assumptions for each type of mobile service, and for key countries
  • An overview of operator strategies and country-specific topics, which highlights similarities and differences between countries
  • A summary of results, key implications and recommendations for mobile operators.

Data Coverage

Mobile connections

  • Handset, mobile broadband,1 IoT2
  • Prepaid, contract
  • 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
  • Smartphone, non-smatphone

Mobile revenue

  • Service, 3 retail
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset, mobile broadband, 1 IoT2
  • Handset voice, messaging, data

Mobile ARPU

  • SIMs, handset
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset voice, data

Voice traffic

  • Outgoing minutes, MoU

Key Topics Covered:

Executive summary

  • Revenue in Latin America will grow during the forecast period driven by data demand
  • Worldwide trends
  • Worldwide: Mobile service revenue will continue to grow throughout the forecast

Regional trends

  • The total revenue increase will continue, driven mostly by mobile handset data revenue growth
  • Mobile: Extensive data usage will result in a short-term ARPU increase but competition will limit its future growth
  • Mobile: Declining mobile connection prices have reduced the need for multiple-SIM ownership
  • Mobile: Telecoms revenue will continue to grow despite pressure from competition and increasing market saturation

Country-level trends

  • Argentina: The pace of service revenue growth will slow down in the mobile segment after 2020
  • Brazil: The biggest economy in the region is expected to expand further
  • Chile: Prepaid to contract migration will continue and mobile ARPU will grow
  • Colombia: After a short period of decline, the telecoms service revenue will grow again
  • Mexico: The mobile user base will continue to grow throughout the forecast period, and the total revenue will return to growth
  • Peru: A strong 4G technology take-up and a growing number of mobile subscribers will help to stop the ARPU decline

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