Recently published research from Business Monitor International, "Colombia Telecommunications Report Q1 2016", is now available at Fast Market Research
[ClickPress, Tue Dec 01 2015] We retain the view in our Q1 2016 report that the Colombian market is witnessing a systemic shift where traditional mobile operators are witnessing a loss in their share and market positions as the MVNO and low cost carriers begin to make a significant dent in the landscape The recent CRC legislation that aims to simplify the market entry and operation of MVNOs will further force ARPU levels downwards. 4G and LTE uptake is not significant enough at this point to entirely alter the dynamics of the industry growth. Nevertheless, the market has posted strong growth in the past three years and we believe this trajectory will continue at a reduced pace. However, we caution that a sizeable number of inactive accounts may exist in the market.
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The market contracted in Q2 2015 by 1.13mn subscribers after having grown significantly for around 12 quarters. We believe this may be due to a high number of inactive sim connections that were discounted.
Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Virgin Mobile Colombia's subscriber base was 2.118mn by the end of March 2015, compared to 440,667 a year earlier, according to data from Ministry of Information Technologies and Communication (MinTIC). Other local MVNOs Uff! Movil, Grupo Exito, Avantel and Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB) registered 1.182mn subscribers total at the end of 2014.
The broadband market's growth is supported by ongoing interest in dedicated mobile broadband connections, which BMI believes will drive the long term growth potential.
MinTIC met its goal to quadruple the number of internet connections from around 2.2mn at the end of 2010 to 8.8mn by 2014.
The Colombia Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Colombia'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 Colombia 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 Colombia.
* Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Colombia to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Colombian telecoms market.
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