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INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT - MEXICO & CENTRAL AMERICA

Wed, 04/30/2008 - 8:25pm

MEXICO & CENTRAL AMERICA

Mexico

• Population: 108.7 million
• 20 million fixed lines in service**
• 5.8 million broadband subs*
• 4.2 million cable TV subs***
• Major operators:

 • Axtel – Second-largest fixed line op; offers dial-up, wireless broadband and fixed telephony services; first to implement WiMAX; 879,000 fixed lines in service.**
• Cablemás – Second-largest cable op; offers a cable TV, broadband and telephony triple-play service in conjunction with Axtel; 770,000 cable TV subs**; 213,000 cable modem subs**; 34,435 VoIP subs.**
• Cablevisión – Offers cable TV, broadband, telephony and iTV services; investing in network upgrades to offer a triple-play package; 562,400 cable TV subs**;132,585 cable modem subs**; 1,500 VoIP subs.**
• Megacable – Largest cable op; offers cable TV, broadband and telephony services, as well as a triple-play package; 1.2 million cable TV subs*; 85,000 cable modem subs***; 100,000 VoIP subs.**
• Sky Mexico – Offers satellite TV and iTV services; 1.5 million satellite TV subs.**
• Telmex – Largest fixed line op; offers ADSL, Wi-Fi, fixed telephony, satellite and video services; 18.2 million fixed lines in service**; 2.7 million ADSL subs.*

Belize

• Population: 311,000
• 33,500 fixed lines in service*
• 6,500 broadband subs*
• Major operators:

• BTL – Offers ADSL, wireless broadband, and fixed and mobile telephony services; dominates ADSL market.
• Belize Telemedia – Offers broadband and fixed and mobile telephony services.

Costa Rica

• Population: 4.5 million
• 1.1 million fixed lines in service*
• Major operators:

• ICE – Exclusive fixed line and mobile op; offers ADSL, WiMAX,
and fixed and mobile telephony services.
• RACSA – Sole cable broadband provider; wholly-owned subsidiary of ICE; offers dial-up, cable modem, WiMAX, Wi-Fi and satellite broadband services.

El Salvador

• Population: 7.1 million
• 1.1 million fixed lines in service***
• 104,200 broadband subs***
• Major operators:

• Amnet – Offers cable TV, broadband and fixed telephony services,
as well as a triple-play package.
• CTE – Incumbent fixed line op; offers ADSL, WiMAX,
fixed telephony and satellite TV (via DirecTV) services.
• DirecTV Latin America – Offers satellite TV service; 1.9 million satellite TV subs.**

Guatemala

• Population: 13.3 million
• 1.4 million fixed lines in service***
• Major operators:

• Telgua – Offers cable TV (via subsidiary Comtech), fixed telephony,
dial-up and ADSL services.
• TEM Guatemala (Telefónica) – Offers broadband and fixed and mobile telephony services.

Honduras

• Population: 7.4 million
• 815,300 fixed lines in service**
• Major operators:

 • Amnet & Cable Sula – Offer cable TV, broadband and telephony services,
as well as triple-play packages.
• Cable Color – Offers cable TV, broadband and telephony services,
as well as a triple-play package.
• Hondutel – Offers ADSL, wireline and wireless services.

Nicaragua

• Population: 5.6 million
• Major operators:

• Cablecom & Estesa – Offer cable TV and broadband services.
• Enitel – Incumbent telecom; largest ISP; offers fixed telephony, ADSL and satellite broadband services.

Panama

• Population: 3.3 million
• Major operators:

• Cable Onda – Largest cable op; offers cable TV, broadband, VoIP, VOD and PPV services, as well as a triple-play package.
• Cable & Wireless Panamá – Incumbent telecom; offers satellite, dial-up, ADSL, and fixed and mobile telephony services; 87,000 ADSL subs.***

* As of December 2007 | ** As of September 2007 | *** As of June 2007

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