Newly published market report: Venezuela Telecommunications Report Q1 2010

Fast Market Research recommends "Venezuela Telecommunications Report Q1 2010" from Business Monitor International, now available
Dec. 21, 2009 - PRLog -- Venezuela's fixed-line market continues to confound expectations with continued high growth even as the mobile market is approaching 100% penetration. The major driver behind this is government-owned incumbent Compañía Anónima de Teléfonos de Venezuela (CANTV) which has made its policy to target lower income subscribers. While wealthy customers already have fixed-line services, many poorer Venezuelans could not afford to contract a fixed line, and in many cases the fixed-line network did not reach remote communities. CANTV has expanded its network as well as introducing a range of tariffs under the Tarifa Solidaria scheme, with two prepaid and two postpaid options available. Through this the market has seen continued growth with 6.3mn lines in service at the end of 2008. Having significantly expanded our mobile coverage in the last quarter, BMI has focused on the fixed-line and broadband markets in this latest update. This includes more in depth coverage of both markets and a greater range of data available. We have also included a section on significant developments in the fixedline and broadband markets. This has included triple-play launches and new products offered by the different operators in the market. While mobile data analysis has been left untouched, we have included the latest data from operators and updated our mobile market overview to include data to the end of 2008. With end of 2008 data available from Conatel, the regulator, we have updated forecasts accordingly, and our mobile forecasts have been revised downwards slightly. It seems that the growing focus on postpaid subscribers has led to a market slowdown. However, fixed-line and broadband connections both surpassed expectations, passing 6mn and 1mn connections, respectively. BMI has further revised fixedline forecasts upwards with the expectations that the penetration rate will actually reach 24% in 2012, before beginning a slight decline, despite continually increasing subscriber numbers. BMI correctly anticipated that broadband connections would reach 1mn by the end of 2008, although our expectations were a little lower than the final number. We have adjusted our future expectations to take into account the increasing number of triple-play packages in the market, as well as the expansion of the network. BMI now anticipates there will be over 3mn broadband subscribers in Venezuela in 2013. Meanwhile, Venezuela was one of the few markets in Latin America to see no change to its position in our Business Environment Rankings, remaining in 10th place. With low country risk and regulatory scores, it is Venezuela's large population, relative to the markets placed below it, and established competition that keeps it from tumbling to the bottom of our rankings.

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Executive Summary
- SWOT Analysis
- Venezuela Mobile SWOT Analysis
- Venezuela Wireline SWOT Analysis
- Venezuela Political SWOT Analysis
- Venezuela Economic SWOT Analysis
- Venezuela Business Environment SWOT Analysis
- Business Environment
- Latin America Telecommunications Business Environment Ratings
- Venezuela
Table: BMI Telecommunications Business Environment Ratings
- Industry Forecast Scenario
- Mobile
Table: Venezuelan Telecoms Sector - Mobiles - Historical Data & Forecasts
- Fixed Line
Table: Venezuelan Telecoms Sector - Fixed Line - Historical Data & Forecasts
- Internet
Table: Venezuelan Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts
- Market Data Analysis
- Mobile
Table: Venezuela Wireless Market, Q209
Table: Venezuela Wireless Market, Net Additions - Q109-Q209
- Subscriber Mix
- 3G
- Mobile Contract Wins
Table: Venezuela - Selected Recent Contracts Awarded
- Mobile Content
- Regional Overview
- Country Outlook
- Value-Added Services Timeline
Table: Venezuela - Selected Recent Contracts Awarded
- Mobile Operator Data
Table: Venezuela Mobile Market Overview
Table: Movilnet (CANTV)
Table: Movistar
Table: Digitel
- Fixed Line
Table: Venezuela Local Market, Q209
Table: CANTV Fixed-Line Revenue Breakdown (VEFmn)
- Pay-TV
Table: Venezuela Pay-TV Market 2008-2009
- Internet
Table: Venezuela Internet Market 2008-2009 By Connection Type (’000)
Table: Venezuela Wireline Developments
- Regulatory Environment
- Division Of Regulatory Responsibilities In Venezuela
- Venezuela: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
- Background & Regulatory Bodies
- Regulatory Issues
- Competition
- Industry Developments
- Competitive Landscape
- Key Players
Table: Key Players - Venezuelan Telecoms Sector
Table: Selected Operator Financial Indicators
- Company Monitor
- Vendor Profile
Table: Alcatel-Lucent Q309 Results EURmn
Table: Contracts
- Selected Profiles - Operators
- Appendix:
- Regional Telecommunications Penetration Overview
- Fixed Line
Table: Regional Fixed-Line Penetration Overview
- Internet
Table: Regional Internet Penetration Overview
Table: Regional Broadband Penetration Overview
- Mobile
Table: Regional Mobile Penetration Overview
- Country Snapshot: Venezuela Demographic Data
- Section 1: Population
Table: Demo

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