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INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT • South America

Thu, 07/31/2008 - 8:25pm

ARGENTINA

• Population: 39.4 million
• 8.9 million fixed lines in service*
• 5.6 million cable TV subs**
• 2.5 million broadband subs**

Major operators:

• Grupo Clarín – Provides cable TV via CableVisión, Multicanal and Teledigital; 2.9 million cable TV subs**; 726,000 broadband subs.**
• Telecom Argentina (Arnet) – 4.2 million fixed lines in service**; 783,000 ADSL subs.**
• Telefónica de Argentina – Largest broadband provider; 4.6 million fixed lines in service**; 819,000 ADSL subs.**

BRAZIL

• Population: 190.6 million
• 39.3 million fixed lines in service**
• 7.4 million broadband subs**
• 5.4 million pay TV subs**

Major operators:

• Brasil Telecom (BrT), Oi & Telesp – Provide fixed line and broadband services.
• Net – Largest pay TV operator; 2.5 million pay TV subs.**

CHILE

• Population: 16.7 million
• 3.3 million fixed lines in service**
• 1.3 million broadband subs**
• 870,600 cable TV subs**

Major operators:

• Telefónica Chile – Largest ADSL and cable TV provider; 2.2 million fixed lines in service*; 860,000 cable TV subs*; 645,100 ADSL subs.*
• Telsur – 228,700 fixed lines in service**; 60,200 ADSL subs.*
• VTR – 860,000 cable TV subs*; 565,000 fixed lines in service*; 539,000 broadband subs.*

COLOMBIA

• Population: 47.5 million
• 7.9 million fixed lines in service*
• 2.5 million cable TV subs*
• 1.4 million broadband subs*

Major operators:

• ETB – 2.1 million fixed lines in service*; 266,100 broadband subs.**
• Telefónica Telecom – 2.4 million fixed lines in service*; 238,300 broadband subs.*
• Telmex Colombia – Largest cable operator; 1.1 million cable TV subs*; 216,000 broadband subs*; 176,000 fixed lines in service.*

ECUADOR

• Population: 13.6 million
• 1.8 million fixed lines in service**
• 137,000 cable TV subs**
• 85,900 broadband subs***

Major operators:

• Andinatel & Pacifictel – Provide fixed line service.
• TVCable – Provides cable TV and broadband services.

PARAGUAY

• Population: 5.5 million
• 370,000 fixed lines in service**
• 16,000 broadband subs***

Major operator:

• Multicanal – Provides cable TV and broadband services.

PERU

• Population: 28.8 million
• 2.6 million fixed lines in service***
• 732,000 cable TV subs***
• 620,000 broadband subs**

Major operators:

• Telefónica del Perú (TdP) – Largest broadband and cable TV provider; 2.6 million fixed lines in service***; 628,000 pay TV subs***; 555,400 broadband subs.***
• Telmex TV – 25,100 cable TV subs.***

URUGUAY

• Population: 3.3 million
• 973,000 fixed lines in service***
• 367,000 pay TV subs***
• 135,000 broadband subs***

Major operators:

• Antel – Largest telco; 973,000 fixed lines in service.***
• Montecable – Largest cable TV provider.

VENEZUELA

• Population: 27.5 million
• 4.7 million fixed lines in service***
• 1.5 million pay TV subs***
• 775,700 broadband subs***

Major operators:

• CANTV – Largest broadband provider; 4 million fixed lines in service***; 673,000 ADSL subs.***
• Inter & NetUno – Provide triple-play services.

* As of March 2008 | ** As of December 2007 | *** As of June 2007 | Source: BuddeComm

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