Smartphone Adoption, Broadband Plan Drives Data Growth in Colombia, Pyramid Finds

Aug 09, 2011, 12:20 ET from Pyramid Research

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Colombia's national broadband plan and smartphone adoption will provide a platform for data growth through 2016, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (

Colombia: Government Broadband Plan Generates Opportunities for Operators offers a precise profile of the country's telecommunications, media and technology sectors based on proprietary data from Pyramid's research in the market. It provides detailed competitive analysis of both the fixed and mobile sectors, tracks the market shares of technologies and services and monitors the introduction and spread of new technologies.

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"More spectrum availability, intense handset vendor competition and decreasing smartphone prices have fueled mobile content consumption and wireless broadband connectivity in Colombia," says Pyramid Research Analyst Juliana Gomez. The Colombian government, through the "Plan Vive Digital," has set a very ambitious agenda to increase broadband access and usage in the country, by putting special emphasis on the availability of infrastructure for broadband coverage.

With the government setting the right conditions to achieve its goal of quadrupling the number of Internet connections in the country to 8.8 million, including mobile Internet, Pyramid expects connectivity to become one of the most dynamic contributors to total mobile revenue growth in the coming years. "Pyramid projects that mobile broadband and infotainment services together will represent 50% of total data revenue in 2016," Gomez indicates.

Colombia: Government Broadband Plan Generates Opportunities for Operators is part of Pyramid Research's Latin America Intelligence Report Series and is priced at $990. Download an excerpt or purchase the report here. For more information, contact Jarka Justova or Lorena Marani (for those in Latin America).

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