Guatemala Telecom Market Universe Discussed by BuddeComm in Its Topical Research Report Available at MarketPublishers.com26 Jun 2017 • by Natalie Aster
LONDON – Projected GDP growth for 2017 is poised to contribute to an increase in disposable household income in Guatemala, hence propelling the demand for telecommunications and ICT services. The growth is expected to be more significant in case the country release itself from its legacy of poverty, corruption and violence – factors that keep on prohibiting prospective investors from entering the market.
The domestic telecom infrastructure has been adversely affected by underinvestment from government over years. Upgrades to the network infrastructure, in the mobile and fixed-line sector alike, have mainly been undertaken by the private sector. A range of top players, comprising América Móvil and Telefónica, are global and regional powerhouses which are able to tap into financial assets and expertise to give a boost to their businesses in Guatemala. Due to the commercial impetus of these operators, lack of government’s investment has translated into many regional areas remaining with insufficient or non-existent services. Still, the nation reaps benefits from one of the most open regulatory environments.
América Móvil controls close to 88% of the fixed lines in service via its subsidiary Claro. Mobile telephony is the largest sector of the Guatemalan telecom market, capturing the majority of internet access lines and voice lines. The fierce competition amongst the 3 operators has aided in improving services and lowering end-user prices.
A-Tel, Unitel, Tigo (Millicom), Guatel, Telefónica (Movistar), Claro (Telgua), Cablenet, Comcel, among others, are the leading players in the market.
Topical research report “Guatemala - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses” elaborated by BuddeComm offers a shrewd analysis of the marketplace on a national level.
The study gives an overview of the local telecommunications market, limelights the regulatory environment, offers information on fixed network operators. The report presents an overview of the country’s fibre-backbone networks as well as reviews the international telecom infrastructure. The research report provides an analysis and statistics with respect to the broadband market. An overview of the digital media universe is also at hand in the study. Furthermore, the research study scrutinises the mobile communications market in the country, covering granular market analysis, regulatory issues, mobile infrastructure, statistics, key mobile operators, mobile content and applications. Recent industry developments are discussed in the report, too.
More topical reports by our publisher are available at BuddeComm page.