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FTTx in Latin America: Competition & Regulation Boost Growth

A combination of supply-push and demand-pull will boost the embryonic fiber broadband market in Latin America from 2.2 million accounts in 2013 to 11.8 million accounts in 2018, according to a new report from Pyramid Research.

November 20, 2013

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BOSTON -- A combination of supply-push and demand-pull will boost the embryonic fiber broadband market in Latin America from 2.2 million accounts in 2013 to 11.8 million accounts in 2018, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com).

FTTx in Latin America: Competition and Regulation Boost Growth examines the current status and growth opportunity of fiber-based broadband in Latin America. Pyramid Research highlights the key supply-push factors – regulation, competition and innovation – and the demand-pull factors – consumer, enterprise demand and urbanization – driving the development of FTTx. In the market detail section, the report presents case studies focused on operators Iusacell in Mexico and TIM in Brazil. To provide a perspective beyond Latin America, a market view of Spain is also included as well as an operator case study on the fiber network-sharing initiative undertaken by Orange and Vodafone in that country.

Download an excerpt or purchase the report here.

"Across Latin American markets with sustained economic growth and rising GDP per capita, such as Brazil and Mexico, the demand for more bandwidth, better performing networks, consumer video and cloud-based enterprise services is expanding," says Daniele Tricarico, Analyst at Pyramid Research. Nonetheless, Pyramid Research believes that supply-push forces are playing the decisive role in the growth of fiber broadband. Supply-side contextual factors include regulatory frameworks that push operators to deploy fiber, increasing competition from cable companies and from mobile operators deploying LTE, and the need for fixed operators to innovate in order to thrive in increasingly competitive markets. "In the absence of such supply-side pressures, even when facing growing demand for superfast broadband, operators are less likely to make the substantial investments needed to offer fiber broadband service," he adds.

FTTx in Latin America: Competition and Regulation Boost Growth is part of Pyramid Research's Latin America Insider Report Series and is priced at $1195. Download an excerpt or purchase the report here. For more information, contact Jarka Justova (for those in EMEA or Asia-Pacific) or Juan Gobbi (for those in Latin America or North America).

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