New market study, "Brazil Telecommunications Report Q4 2014", has been published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Thu Oct 16 2014

All four of the leading mobile operators in Brazil have reported a positive response to the launch of 4G LTE services since H113, boosting subscriber growth to 1.310mn by the end of the year. This has come at the right time for the mobile market, which has seen growth slow down considerably, as it reaches a saturation point. Opportunities for revenue growth will come from the value-added services such as M2M and m-commerce as the market matures beyond a prepaid centric environment of subscription acquisition maximisation . In the broadband market, Anatel has been active in trying to enhance competition, reducing licence fees for operators wishing to provide multiple services and the potential entrance of VTR ( Liberty Global ) is reportedly due in Q214. Investments in broadband are beginning to be focused on fibre optic cables but it will be a number of years before this technology really takes hold.

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Key Data

* Mobile subscription growth slowed markedly in 2013 to 3.8% y-o-y due to saturation as the penetration rate reached 135.3% at the end of December 2013.
* LTE subscriptions reached 1.310mn at the end of 2013, showing good growth since the technology was launched in H113. Vivo is the market leader with 538,000 LTE connections and 41.1% of the total.
* Strong broadband subscription growth continued, with total wireline subscriptions reaching 20.882mn at the end of September 2013, up from 18.591mn a year earlier.
* M2M connections reach 8.297mn at the end of December 2013, up by 22.6% y-o-y.

Key Trends And Developments

The Chilean cable operator VTR is reported to be planning a launch of operations in Brazil in H114. The company is a subsidiary of international cable company Liberty Global, and will use a USD1.4bn bond issue to finance the launch. BMI highlights GVT as the most likely company to be acquired by VTR, in order to facilitate this launch.

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The Brazil Telecommunications Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Brazil's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Brazil Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Brazil.

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