Argentina Telecommunications Report Q3 2013

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Date: 29-May-2013
No. of pages: 117

BMI View: Argentina's strong telecoms growth story continues, keeping the market at the top of

developments in the region. The introduction of MVNOs will make the market even more competitive and

contribute further to growth, although operator ARPUs will likely suffer as a result. The decision for Arsat

to enter as an MVNO and a wholesale provider rather than a major MNO, and offering back spectrum to

incumbents, has allayed some of the concerns from last quarter. But industry risks remain over delays to the

4G auction and in the pay TV sector, the new media law currently being debated in the courts and could

severely restrict the country's largest cable operator. With the highest 3G penetration rate in the region,

and a continuing increase in the number of subscribers signing up to services, there is plenty for Argentina

to lose. Broadband is one of the success stories due to the 'Argentina Conectada' plan, encouraging large

investments and seeing positive rewards. Economic uncertainty and the political outlook are still potential

problems.

Key Data

? Argentina's mobile market is showing no signs of saturation although we believe there to be a number of

inactive subscribers.

? Market average ARPU increased 9% y-o-y in Q412, reaching ARS54 due to the success of mobile

broadband.

? Fixed voice connections continued to fall, decreasing to 9.113mn in Q412. BMI revised forecasts to

show a sharper decline in 2012 and 2013 than before.

? Fixed and mobile broadband connections are on the rise, an estimated 13mn in service at the end of 2012.

Argentina Telecommunications Report Q3 2013

Table Of Contents

BMI Industry View 7
SWOT 9
Mobile 9
Wireline 11
Political 13
Economic 14
Business Environment 15
Industry Forecast 17
Mobile 17
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts 17
ARPU 19
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile ARPU - Historical Data And Forecasts 19
Fixed Line 21
Table: Telecoms Sector - Fixed Line - Historical Data & Forecasts 21
Broadband 23
Table: Telecoms Sector - Broadband - Historical Data & Forecasts 23
Risk/Reward Ratings 25
Latin America Risk/Reward Ratings 25
Table: Latin America Risk/Reward Ratings, Q313 28
Argentina 29
Market Overview 31
Mobile 31
Regional Perspective 31
Table: Mobile Market Regional Comparisons Q113 32
Key Developments 32
Mobile Growth 33
Market Share 34
Table: Argentina Wireless Market, Q113 35
Table: Subscriber Mix And Market Shares 37
Usage 38
MVNOs 39
Networks 39
Content 42
Mobile Operator Data 45
Table: Argentina Mobile Market Overview 45
Table: Claro 45
Table: Movistar (Telefónica) 46
Table: Telecom Personal 47
Table: Nextel 49
Latin America Regional Mobile Content 2013 50
Fixed Line 54
Key Developments 54
Market Growth 54
Table: Argentine Local Fixed-Line Market Q412 55
Alternative Operators 56
Pay-TV Services 58
Broadband 63
Key Developments 63
Market Growth 63
Table: Broadband Internet Subscribers ('000) 65
Regional Broadband Take-Up 66
Argentina Conectada Broadband Plan 66
Technologies 67
Table: Wireline Developments 68
Industry Trends And Developments 70
Table: Selected Market Developments 73
Regulatory Development 74
Table: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities 74
Regulatory Developments 75
Telecom Italia's Argentine Woes 78
Competitive Landscape 82
Table: Argentina Telecoms Sector Key Players 82
Table: Selected Operators' Financial Indicators, (US$mn) 83
Company Profile 84
Telecom Argentina 84
Telefónica de Argentina (TASA) 89
Claro 95
Nextel Argentina 99
Regional Overview 103
Huawei's Americas Division Hungry For Success 103
Table: Vendors Selected For 4G In Brazil 105
Table: Huawei Financial Highlights 107
Demographic Forecast 108
Table: Argentina's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 109
Table: Argentina's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 110
Table: Argentina's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 111
Table: Argentina's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 111
Glossary 112
Table: Glossary Of Terms 112
Methodology 114
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 114
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts 114
Telecoms Business Environment Ratings 115
Table: Ratings Indicators 116
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 117

List Of Tables

Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile ARPU - Historical Data And Forecasts
Table: Telecoms Sector - Fixed Line - Historical Data & Forecasts
Table: Telecoms Sector - Broadband - Historical Data & Forecasts
Table: Latin America Risk/Reward Ratings, Q313
Table: Mobile Market Regional Comparisons Q113
Table: Argentina Wireless Market, Q113
Table: Subscriber Mix And Market Shares
Table: Argentina Mobile Market Overview
Table: Claro
Table: Movistar (Telefónica)
Table: Telecom Personal
Table: Nextel
Table: Argentine Local Fixed-Line Market Q412
Table: Broadband Internet Subscribers ('000)
Table: Wireline Developments
Table: Selected Market Developments
Table: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
Table: Argentina Telecoms Sector Key Players
Table: Selected Operators' Financial Indicators, (US$mn)
Table: Vendors Selected For 4G In Brazil
Table: Huawei Financial Highlights
Table: Argentina's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
Table: Argentina's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
Table: Argentina's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
Table: Argentina's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts
Table: Ratings Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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