Latin America - Mobile Communications Statistics (tables only)

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This report provides 168 statistical tables relating to the mobile markets of 26 Latin American countries, and is extracted from the full annual market reports.

Latin America’s mobile penetration is well ahead of the world average

Mobile penetration
Consumers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are turning increasingly towards mobile solutions and away from the traditional telephone. In terms of usage, the region is well ahead of the world average, having reached an estimated 115% mobile penetration at end-2012 against a global rate of around 96%. However, over 80% of LAC’s mobile subscribers are on prepaid plans.

Mobile operators
Six major multinational operators serve roughly 80% of the region’s market: América Móvil, Telefónica, Telecom Italia, Millicom, and Digicel. América Móvil is the leader, followed by Telefónica. In fact, América Móvil and Telefónica compete against each other in most of Latin America’s major economies. Between them, they serve about 61% of the region’s mobile subscribers (down from 64% in 2008).

América Móvil, owned by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, operates in 16 LAC countries. In its home ground, Mexico, it uses the brand name Telcel. In all other countries, it provides mobile services under the unified name Claro. Spain’s Telefónica provides mobile services in 13 LAC countries, using the name Movistar in all markets except Brazil, where it operates under the brand name Vivo.

3G mobile networks
Almost all countries have operating UMTS networks with the exception of Belize, Cuba, Suriname, and a few Caribbean island nations. UMTS technologies in Latin America include HSPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, and HSPA+. Most operators use HSPDA to provide mobile broadband, multimedia downloads, mobile games, and video calling. Several companies also offer mobile TV.

Mobile broadband
Partly due to the inadequate fixed-line infrastructure, mobile broadband has become an important option for broadband services in the LAC region. The service is commonly used with either a USB modem that plugs into a computer, or with netbooks, notebooks, or laptops that have a built-in receiver.

Smartphones and social networks
The enormous popularity of social networks is driving sales in a booming smart phone market. Social phones, which bridge the gap between traditional phones and smartphones, are extremely popular, as they allow access to mail, Twitter, and Facebook. Seven Latin American countries are among the world’s top thirty in terms of Facebook users. Brazil has the highest number of active users in the region, while Chile has the highest ratio of users per capita. With penetration upward of 52%, more than one out of every two Chileans is, in fact, an active Facebook user.

Conclusion
In general terms the mobile sector, largely buttressed by mobile data services, dominates the overall telecoms market in the region, a legacy of inadequate fixed-line infrastructure which has made mobile voice and broadband services a preferred option for many customers. As such, mobile comms is likely to be the focus for most operator capex during the next two years, incorporating network upgrades as well as the acquisition of spectrum.

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.

1. National Comparisons
1.1 Mobile subscribers
2. Argentina
2.1 Mobile subscribers
2.2 Forecast mobile subscribers
2.3 Operator statistics
2.4 Mobile ARPU
2.5 Handset sales
3. Belize
3.1 Subscribers
3.2 Operator statistics
4. Bolivia
4.1 Subscribers
4.2 Operator statistics
5. Brazil
5.1 Subscribers
5.2 Forecast mobile subscribers
5.3 ARPU
5.4 Mobile technologies
5.5 Operator statistics
6. Caribbean
6.1 Caribbean minor country statistics
6.1.1 Antigua and Barbuda
6.1.2 Aruba
6.1.3 Bahamas
6.1.4 Barbados
6.1.5 Bermuda
6.1.6 British Virgin Islands
6.1.7 Cayman Islands
6.1.8 Dominica
6.1.9 Grenada
6.1.10 Guadeloupe
6.1.11 Martinique
6.1.12 Montserrat
6.1.13 (The former) Netherlands Antilles
6.1.14 St Kitts and Nevis
6.1.15 St Lucia
6.1.16 St Vincent and the Grenadines
6.1.17 Trinidad and Tobago
6.1.18 Turks and Caicos
6.1.19 United States Virgin Islands
7. Chile
7.1 Subscribers
7.2 Forecast mobile subscribers
7.3 Mobile technologies
7.4 Mobile ARPU
7.5 Mobile broadband
7.6 Operator statistics
7.7 Mobile messaging
8. Colombia
8.1 Subscribers
8.2 Forecast mobile subscribers
8.3 Mobile technologies
8.4 Operator statistics
8.5 Mobile ARPU
9. Costa Rica
9.1 Subscribers
10. Cuba
10.1 Subscribers
11. Dominican Republic
11.1 Subscribers
11.2 Forecast mobile subscribers
12. Ecuador
12.1 Subscribers
12.2 Forecast mobile subscribers
12.3 ARPU
12.4 Mobile technologies
12.5 Major mobile operators
13. El Salvador
13.1 Subscribers
13.2 Operator statistics
14. Guatemala
14.1 Subscribers
14.2 Operator statistics
15. Guyana
15.1 Subscribers
15.2 Operator statistics
16. Haiti
16.1 Subscribers
17. Honduras
17.1 Subscribers
17.2 Major mobile operators
18. Jamaica
18.1 Subscribers
18.2 Forecasts mobile subscribers
18.3 Operator statistics
19. Mexico
19.1 Subscribers
19.2 Forecast mobile subscribers
19.3 Operator statistics
19.4 Mobile voice services
20. Nicaragua
20.1 Subscribers
20.2 Operator statistics
21. Panama
21.1 Mobile subscribers
21.2 Forecast mobile subscribers
21.3 Operator statistics
22. Paraguay
22.1 Subscribers
22.2 Forecast mobile subscribers
22.3 Operator statistics
23. Peru
23.1 Subscribers
23.2 Forecast mobile subscribers
23.3 Mobile technologies
23.4 Operator statistics
23.5 Mobile Messaging
24. Puerto Rico
24.1 Subscribers
24.2 Forecast mobile subscribers
25. Suriname
25.1 Subscribers
26. Uruguay
26.1 Subscribers
26.2 Operator statistics
26.3 Forecast mobile subscribers
26.4 ARPU
26.5 Operator statistics
27. Venezuela
27.1 Subscribers
27.2 Forecast mobile subscribers
27.3 ARPU
27.4 Operator statistics
27.5 Mobile messaging
Table 1 Total Latin American and Caribbean countries mobile subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2012
Table 2 Latin American and Caribbean countries mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2012
Table 3 Argentina Mobile subscribers and penetration 1998 - 2012
Table 4 Argentina Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2008 - 2012
Table 5 Argentina Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2004 - 2012
Table 6 Argentina Forecast mobile subscribers 2015; 2020
Table 7 Argentina Mobile operators' market share 1999 - 2012
Table 8 Argentina Claro mobile subscribers 1999 - 2012
Table 9 Argentina Personal mobile subscribers 1999 - 2012
Table 10 Argentina Movistar mobile subscribers 1999 - 2012
Table 11 Argentina Nextel mobile subscribers 2002 - 2012
Table 12 Argentina evolution of mobile ARPU major operators 2008 - 2011
Table 13 Argentina Mobile handset sales 2004 - 2011
Table 14 Belize Mobile subscribers and penetration 2000 - 2013
Table 15 Belize Mobile market share by major operator 2005 - 2011
Table 16 Bolivia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1996 - 2012
Table 17 Bolivia Market share of mobile operators 2003 - 2012
Table 18 Bolivia - Entel mobile subscribers 2000 - 2012
Table 19 Bolivia - Tigo mobile subscribers 2003 - 2012
Table 20 Global World's six largest mobile markets 2011
Table 21 Brazil Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997-2012
Table 22 Brazil Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2002 - 2012
Table 23 Brazil Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2008-2012
Table 24 Brazil Forecast mobile subscribers 2015; 2020
Table 25 Brazil Evolution of mobile ARPU major operators 2008 - 2011
Table 26 Brazil Mobile market share by technology 2002-2012
Table 27 Brazil - 3G subscribers and penetration 2008-2012
Table 28 Brazil Mobile operators' market share 2002-2012
Table 29 Brazil Vivo mobile subscribers 2002-2012
Table 30 Brazil Vivo/Telemig mobile subscribers 2002-2007 (historical)
Table 31 Brazil TIM Brasil mobile subscribers 2002-2012
Table 32 Brazil Claro mobile subscribers 2002-2012
Table 33 Brazil Oi mobile subscribers 2002-2012
Table 34 Brazil Oi/Amazônia/BrT mobile subscribers 2002 - 2008 (historical)
Table 35 Brazil Nextel mobile subscribers 2002 - 2012
Table 36 Brazil CTBC mobile subscribers 2003 - 2012
Table 37 Brazil Sercomtel mobile subscribers 2003 - 2012
Table 38 Caribbean Mobile subscribers and penetration Jun 2011
Table 39 Anguilla Key statistics 2011
Table 40 Antigua and Barbuda Key statistics - 2011
Table 41 Aruba Key statistics 2011
Table 42 Bahamas Key statistics 2011
Table 43 Barbados Key statistics 2011
Table 44 Bermuda Key statistics 2011
Table 45 British Virgin Islands Key statistics 2012 (e)
Table 46 Cayman Islands Key statistics 2012 (e)
Table 47 Dominica Key statistics 2012 (e)
Table 48 Grenada Key statistics 2012 (e)
Table 49 Guadeloupe Key statistics 2012 (e)
Table 50 Martinique Key statistics 2012 (e)
Table 51 Montserrat Key statistics 2012 (e)
Table 52 Netherlands Antilles Key statistics 2011
Table 53 St Kitts and Nevis Key statistics 2011
Table 54 St Lucia Key statistics 2011
Table 55 St Vincent and the Grenadines Key statistics 2011
Table 56 Trinidad and Tobago Key statistics 2011
Table 57 Turks and Caicos key statistics 2011
Table 58 United States Virgin Islands Key statistics 2011
Table 59 Chile Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 - 2012
Table 60 Chile - Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 1999 - 2012
Table 61 Chile Forecast mobile subscribers 2015; 2020
Table 62 Chile 3G subscribers and penetration 2006 - 2012
Table 63 Chile Operators' 3G market share 2009-2012
Table 64 Chile Mobile ARPU major operators 2008 - 2011
Table 65 Chile Mobile broadband connections and penetration 2009 - 2012
Table 66 Chile Share of mobile versus fixed broadband connections 2009 - 2012
Table 67 Chile Mobile operators' market share 1999 - 2012
Table 68 Chile Entel PCS mobile subscribers 1999 - 2012
Table 69 Chile Movistar mobile subscribers 1999 - 2012
Table 70 Chile Claro mobile subscribers 1999 - 2012
Table 71 Chile SMS messages sent 2003 - 2011
Table 72 Colombia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997-2012
Table 73 Colombia Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2005-2012
Table 74 Colombia Forecast mobile subscribers 2015; 2020
Table 75 Colombia 3G subscribers (mobile broadband and mobile phone access) 2010 - 2012
Table 76 Colombia Market share by mobile operators 2001-2012
Table 77 Colombia Mobile broadband market share of operators 2010 - 2012
Table 78 Colombia Claro subscribers 2001-2012
Table 79 Colombia Movistar subscribers 2001-2012
Table 80 Colombia Tigo subscribers 2003-2012
Table 81 Colombia Evolution of mobile ARPU major operators 2008 - 2011
Table 82 Costa Rica Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2012
Table 83 Costa Rica Mobile subscribers by technology 2009 - 2010
Table 84 Cuba Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2000 - 2012
Table 85 Dominican Republic Mobile phone subscribers and penetration rate 1996 - 2012
Table 86 Dominican Republic - postpaid and prepaid subscribers 2002 - 2012
Table 87 Dominican Republic Postpaid and prepaid percentage of subscribers 2001 - 2012
Table 88 Dominican Republic Forecast mobile subscribers 2016
Table 89 Ecuador Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2012
Table 90 Ecuador Mobile subscribers by operator and technology April 2012
Table 91 Ecuador Mobile broadband subscribers 2009 - 2012
Table 92 Ecuador Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2002 - 2012
Table 93 Ecuador Forecast mobile subscriber growth 2015; 2020
Table 94 Ecuador Evolution of mobile ARPU major operators 2008 - 2011
Table 95 Ecuador Mobile subscribers by technology 2001 - 2012
Table 96 Ecuador 3G subscribers 2008 - 2012
Table 97 Ecuador Mobile operators' market share 1997 - 2012
Table 98 Ecuador Claro mobile subscribers 1997 - 2012
Table 99 Ecuador Movistar mobile subscribers 1997 - 2012
Table 100 Ecuador Alegro mobile subscribers 2003 - 2012
Table 101 El Salvador Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2012
Table 102 El Salvador Prepaid/postpaid subscribers 2008 - 2012
Table 103 El Salvador Prepaid/postpaid ratio 2002 - 2012
Table 104 El Salvador Mobile operators' market share 2003 - 2012
Table 105 El Salvador Tigo mobile subscribers 1997 2012
Table 106 El Salvador Claro mobile subscribers 2002 - 2012
Table 107 El Salvador Movistar mobile subscribers 2000 - 2012
Table 108 El Salvador Digicel mobile subscribers 2003 - 2011
Table 109 El Salvador RED mobile subscribers 2005 - 2012
Table 110 Guatemala Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2013
Table 111 Guatemala Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2002 - 2012
Table 112 Guatemala Mobile subscribers by operator (regulator data) 2003 - 2011
Table 113 Guatemala Market share by mobile operator 2000 - 2011
Table 114 Guatemala Tigo mobile subscribers 2000 - 2012
Table 115 Guatemala Claro mobile subscribers 2000 - 2011
Table 116 Guatemala Movistar mobile subscribers 2000 - 2011
Table 117 Guatemala Movistar Central American revenue 2010 - 2012
Table 118 Guyana Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2012
Table 119 Guyana Mobile operators' market share 2003 - 2012
Table 120 Guyana GT&T mobile subscribers 1999 - 2012
Table 121 Haiti Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2000 - 2013
Table 122 Honduras Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 2012; 2015
Table 123 Honduras Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 1997 - 2012
Table 124 Honduras Mobile traffic 2005 2012
Table 125 Honduras Tigo mobile subscribers 2000 - 2012
Table 126 Honduras Tigo financial data 2009 - 2010
Table 127 Honduras Tigo mobile ARPU 2009 - 2010
Table 128 Honduras Claro mobile subscribers 2003 - 2012
Table 129 Jamaica Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2000 - 2013
Table 130 Jamaica Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2017
Table 131 Jamaica Mobile market share by operator - 2003 - 2011
Table 132 Mexico Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2000 - 2013
Table 133 Mexico Prepaid / postpaid subscribers 1997 - 2011
Table 134 Mexico Proportion of prepaid / postpaid subscribers 2000 - 2012
Table 135 Mexico Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration 2016
Table 136 Mexico Mobile market share by major operator 2001 - 2012
Table 137 Mexico Telcel subscribers 2000 - 2012
Table 138 Mexico Telcel churn, monthly minutes of use and ARPU 2008 - 2012
Table 139 Mexico Telcel wireless revenue 2010 - 2012
Table 140 Mexico Movistar subscribers 2001 - 2012
Table 141 Mexico Movistar churn, minutes of use and ARPU 2008 - 2012
Table 142 Mexico Movistar financial data 2006 - 2012
Table 143 Mexico Iusacell subscribers 2000 - 2010
Table 144 Mexico Unefón subscribers 2000 - 2007
Table 145 Mexico Mobile voice monthly and yearly minutes of use 2000 - 2012
Table 146 Nicaragua Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2013
Table 147 Nicaragua Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2003 - 2011
Table 148 Nicaragua Mobile market share by operator 2002 - 2012
Table 149 Nicaragua Claro mobile subscribers 2003 - 2010
Table 150 Nicaragua Movistar mobile subscribers 2000 2010
Table 151 Panama Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1998 - 2012
Table 152 Panama Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 1998 - 2012
Table 153 Panama 3G/HSPA subscribers 2008 - 2012
Table 154 Panama Forecast mobile subscriber growth 2011; 2016
Table 155 Panama Forecast 3G/HSPA subscribers 2012 - 2016
Table 156 Panama C&W mobile subscribers 2005 2012
Table 157 Paraguay Mobile spectrum distribution
Table 158 Paraguay Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2012
Table 159 Paraguay Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2009 - 2012
Table 160 Paraguay Forecast mobile subscribers 2015; 2020
Table 161 Paraguay Mobile operators' market share 2002 - 2012
Table 162 Paraguay Tigo - mobile subscribers 2002 - 2012
Table 163 Paraguay Personal - mobile subscribers 2002 - 2012
Table 164 Peru Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2012
Table 165 Peru Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2001 - 2011
Table 166 Peru Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 - 2012
Table 167 Peru Forecast mobile subscribers 2015; 2020
Table 168 Peru 2G mobile technologies subscriber distribution 2004 - 2012
Table 169 Peru Mobile market share by operator 1997 - 2012
Table 170 Peru Evolution of mobile ARPU major operators 2008 - 2011
Table 171 Peru Movistar mobile subscribers 2001 - 2012
Table 172 Peru Claro mobile subscribers 2001 - 2012
Table 173 Peru Nextel subscribers 2001 - 2012
Table 174 Peru SMS by operator 2004 - 2012
Table 175 Peru MMS by operator 2004 - 2012
Table 176 Puerto Rico Mobile subscribers and penetration 2001 - 2013
Table 177 Puerto Rico Postpaid and prepaid subscribers 2001 - 2012
Table 178 Puerto Rico Mobile prepaid vs postpaid market share 2000 - 2013
Table 179 Puerto Rico Forecast mobile subscribers 2015; 2020
Table 180 Suriname Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2012
Table 181 Uruguay Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2012
Table 182 Uruguay Mobile operators' market share 2002 - 2012
Table 183 Uruguay Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2008 - 2012
Table 184 Uruguay Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2005 - 2012
Table 185 Uruguay Forecast mobile subscribers 2015; 2020
Table 186 Uruguay Evolution of mobile ARPU major operators 2008 - 2011
Table 187 Uruguay Antel mobile subscribers 2002 - 2012
Table 188 Uruguay Movistar mobile subscribers -2002 - 2012
Table 189 Uruguay Claro mobile subscribers 2004 - 2012
Table 190 Venezuela Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2012
Table 191 Venezuela Mobile broadband subscribers 2008 - 2012
Table 192 Venezuela Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 1997 - 2012
Table 193 Venezuela Forecast mobile subscribers 2015; 2020
Table 194 Venezuela Evolution of mobile ARPU major operators 2008 - 2011
Table 195 Venezuela Market share of mobile operators 2001 - 2012
Table 196 Venezuela Movilnet mobile subscribers 2001 - 2012
Table 197 Venezuela Movistar subscribers 2001 - 2012
Table 198 Venezuela SMS messages sent 2002 - 2012
Chart 1 Argentina Mobile market share at a glance 2011
Chart 2 Argentina Operators' mobile ARPU 20082011
Chart 3 Belize Mobile subscribers and penetration 2003 - 2013
Chart 4 Belize Mobile market share by major operator 2005; 2011
Chart 5 Bolivia Mobile market share at a glance 2012
Chart 6 Brazil Operators' mobile ARPU 2008- 2011
Chart 7 Brazil Evolution of mobile technologies 2002 - 2012
Chart 8 Brazil Mobile market share at a glance 2011
Chart 9 Chile Mobile subscribers market evolution at a glance 2002 - 2012
Chart 10 Chile 3G market share at a glance March 2012
Chart 11 Chile Evolution of mobile ARPU 2008 - 2011
Chart 12 Chile Mobile market share at a glance March 2012
Chart 13 Colombia Mobile subscribers market evolution at a glance 2003 2012
Chart 14 Colombia Mobile market share at a glance 2012
Chart 15 Cuba Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2002 - 2012
Chart 16 Dominican Republic Mobile phone subscribers and penetration rate 2002 2012
Chart 17 Ecuador Mobile market evolution at a glance 2002 - 2012
Chart 18 Ecuador Mobile operators' market share at a glance April 2012
Chart 19 El Salvador Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2002 2012
Chart 20 El Salvador Tigo mobile subscribers 2002 2012
Chart 21 Guatemala Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2003 2013
Chart 22 Guatemala Mobile subscribers by operator (regulator data) 2003 2011
Chart 23 Guatemala Tigo mobile subscribers 2001 2012
Chart 24 Guyana Mobile operators' market share 2003 - 2012
Chart 25 Haiti Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2003 - 2013
Chart 26 Honduras Mobile traffic 2005 2012
Chart 27 Jamaica Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2000 - 2013
Chart 28 Mexico Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2003 2013
Chart 29 Mexico Telcel subscribers and annual change 2002 2012
Chart 30 Mexico Movistar subscribers and annual change 2001 2012
Chart 31 Mexico Movistar financial data 2006 2012
Chart 32 Mexico Iusacell subscribers and annual change 2000 2010
Chart 33 Nicaragua Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2003 2013
Chart 34 Panama Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2002 2012
Chart 35 Paraguay Mobile operators' market share 2012
Chart 36 Peru 2G mobile technologies subscriber distribution at a glance 2004 - 2012
Chart 37 Peru Mobile operators' market share at a glance March 2012
Chart 38 Puerto Rico Mobile subscribers and penetration 2003 - 2013
Chart 39 Puerto Rico Mobile prepaid vs postpaid market share 2003 - 2013
Chart 40 Uruguay Mobile operators' market share at a glance - June 2012
Chart 41 Venezuela Mobile subscribers market evolution at a glance 2003 - 2012
Chart 42 Venezuela Mobile ARPU at a glance 2008 - 2011
Chart 43 Venezuela Mobile market share at a glance 2012 (Mar)

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