Argentina to see minimal growth in telecom service revenue through 2018

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A report available at Research and Markets reveals that telecom revenue in Argentina declined 17.1% in 2014, in terms of US$, as the local currency underwent devaluation. Total telecom service revenue is set to witness negligible growth, rising from $9.36 billion in 2014 to $9.96 billion in 2018.

In 2014, the Argentine mobile market brought in 73.4% of all telecom revenue, totaling 62.22 million SIM connections. Mobile broadband lines comprised 41.2% of those SIMs.

The number of fixed telephony lines will fall to 8.40 million in 2018 from 10.54 million in 2014 on account of fixed-mobile substitution that is currently underway, resulting in a loss of 20.3%. The market share of VoIP lines via DSL networks will increase to 31.9% in 2018 from 19.8% in 2014.

Meanwhile, the fixed broadband market is slated to reach 7.66 million accounts by 2018. The research report projects that xDSL will maintain its leadership in last-mile access technology, though able modem and FTTx subscriptions will also post growth.

The report, named “Telecom Series 2015: Argentina” is a part of the Telecom Series catalogue that provides data and analysis on the main telecom markets in Latin America. The major players covered in the report include Telefonica, Telecom, Nextel, Cablevision, Claro and Movistar.

You can find more about the report here.

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