BOSTON, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LTE subscriptions in Latin America are expected to grow at a CAGR of 105.6 percent between 2013 and 2018, reaching 71 million subscriptions in 2018. In order to capture latent opportunities for LTE, there are different region-specific challenges and constraints that operators must overcome, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com).
Latin America LTE Spectrum Trends, Network and Business Considerations, and Demand Forecast examines the current status of LTE in the Latin America region. Pyramid Research focuses on the major Latin American mobile markets: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The report then identifies and describes region-specific supply and demand constraints that Latin American operators face before and during the initial phase of their LTE deployments. The report presents case studies that depict the strategies being implemented by different LTE-market participants to address these challenges and concludes with a summary of key findings and a set of recommendations.
"As of August 2013, 25 LTE networks had been commercially launched in Latin America," says Guillermo Hurtado, Analyst at Pyramid Research. "For operators that are seeking to deploy or are already operating LTE networks, success and profitability are contingent on understanding and acknowledging the specific opportunities that exist in each Latin American market and overcoming the sometimes unique challenges," he explains. "In the short term, supply constraints like regulations, backhaul capacity and network coverage have the greatest impact on the development of LTE. To get a critical mass of subscribers, demand constraints such as device affordability, pricing and monetization grow in significance."
Latin America LTE Spectrum Trends, Network and Business Considerations, and Demand Forecast 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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