|[July 11, 2017]
Ecuador Telecoms Report 2017 - Fiber Network Deployments Coupled with Investments in 4G Network Expansion to Support Telecom Growth - Research and Markets
Fiber Network Deployments Coupled with Investments in 4G Network
Expansion to Support Telecom Growth" report has been added to Research
and Markets' offering.
The report "Ecuador: Fiber Network Deployments Coupled with Investments
in 4G Network Expansion to Support Telecom Growth" provides an
executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Ecuador
today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2021.
Broadband lines will grow moderately during 2016-2021, with the
penetration of population to increase from 10.3% in 2016 to 13.7% by
2021. Growth will be driven by government and operator investments in
fiber network deployments to improve broadband availability. Operators
should emphasize increasing investments in the fixed and mobile market
to support the objectives set by the Ministry of Telecommunications and
Information Society in its National Plan 2016-2021. 4G network expansion
by operators will provide growth opportunities for vendors and investors.
In 2016, Ecuador generated an estimated telecom service revenue of
US$3.2bn (equivalent to 3.3% of nominal GDP), a 3.4% decrease in
comparison to 2015, due to decline in mobile voice and circuit switched
revenue. Despite the decline, mobile voice continued to be the largest
revenue-contribting segment and accounted for 34.5% of total service
revenue in 2016, but it will be surpassed by mobile data from 2018
onward, owing to operators' investments in 4G network expansion and data
bundles offered by operators.
It is expected that overall service revenue to grow at a CAGR of 2.0%
during 2016-2021. The growth will be driven by mobile data, fixed VoIP
and fixed broadband segments. The fixed/mobile revenue split will be
dominated by the mobile segment through 2016-2021; by the end of the
period, mobile revenue will account for 59.1% of total service revenue.
2G remained the most used technology and accounted for 44.4% of mobile
subscriptions in 2016. However, its share will decline over the forecast
period and will reach 6.0% by 2021. 3G will take the top position from
2017 onward and will be replaced by 4G from 2019 onward. We expect 4G
subscriptions to reach 10.8m by 2021, accounting for 61.0% of total
The top two operators, Claro (News - Alert) Ecuador and CNT, which provide fixed and
mobile services, accounted for 67.5% of total service revenue in 2016.
Claro will continue to maintain its leadership position in the telecom
market through 2021. Operators are focusing on 4G network expansion,
promotional offers and competitive pricing to drive future growth.
Key Topics Covered:
Market and competitor overview
Economic, demographic and political context
Major market players
Opportunities in the market
About the authors
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