Research and Markets: Chile - Fixed-Line Market and Infrastructure - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Chile - Fixed-Line Market and Infrastructure - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts" report to their offering.

Teledensity in Chile is about 5% higher than average for Latin America, but lags behind Costa Rica, Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, and a number of Caribbean small island nations.

Chile's leading fixed-line operator is the incumbent Telefónica Chile, which trades as Movistar. Its main competitors are VTR Globalcom (VTR), the GTD group, Entel, and Claro. VTR is the leading provider of cable TV and cable modem broadband, and the second largest provider of local telephony. The GTD Group operates through seven subsidiaries, including GTD Manquehue, GTD Telesat, and Telsur, which provide voice, data, and video services for residential and business customers. Entel offers fixed-line services primarily to the wholesale and corporate segments.

This report provides an overview of Chile's telecom infrastructure and brief profiles of the main fixed network operators (with operator data to Q2 2012), accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and fixed-line scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.

Key developments:

- Following its failed bid to buy GTD, Entel plans to roll out satellite TV and triple play services for residential customers

- Chile is eliminating domestic long distance charges and establishing a single nationwide calling area.

Companies covered in this report include:

- Movistar (Telefónica Chile)

- VTR Globalcom

- The GTD group (including Telsur, GTD Manquehue, Telesat, and Telcoy)

- Entel Chile

- Claro Chile.

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Sector: Fixed

Source: Research and Markets