This report provides 123 statistical tables relating to the telecom markets of 26 Latin American countries, and is extracted from the full annual market reports.
Weak competition and insufficient bandwidth push up broadband prices in
Most telecoms markets across Central American and the
In the broadband sector, most incumbents have secured a virtual monopoly in the delivery of ADSL access. The only competition is across technologies, from cable modem and mobile broadband. Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) is rare in this region, and wholesale activity not very well developed. The concern governments face is the shortage of fixed line infrastructure, tied to the fear that operators will cease to invest in their network if they are forced to unbundle their local loop or lower wholesale prices. Nevertheless, change is on the horizon: the region’s largest market,
Developments, however, have been witnessed in submarine cable activity, with evidence that the ALBA-1 cable from
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