Latin America - Telecom Market Regulatory Overview & Infrastructure

Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:05am EDT

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DUBLIN, Ireland--(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets
has announced the addition of the "Latin America - Telecom Market
Regulatory Overview & Infrastructure" report to their offering.

   Most telecom markets in Latin America have been both privatised
and liberalised. Privatisation, however, has met with considerable
opposition in a number of countries. While private investment has
contributed to rapid growth in the non-basic services, such as mobile
and long distance telephony, fixed lines have virtually ceased to
grow, despite a low 18% teledensity. Countries with poor
infrastructure have leapfrogged into new applications such as VoIP and
WiMAX. But telecoms laws lag behind technological advances, leaving
numerous grey areas that have resulted in acrimonious legal battles
among companies, regulators, and governments. This report provides an
overview of the region's telecom sector and regulatory environment,
accompanied by relevant statistics and analyses.

   Key Topics Covered:

   1. Synopsis

   2. Telecommunications market

   2.1 Overview of Latin America's telecom market

   2.2 Telecommunications growth

   3. Regulatory environment

   3.1 Background

   3.2 Universal access

   3.3 Foreign operators

   3.4 Types of licensing

   3.5 Privatisation and liberalisation

   3.6 Settlement rates with the USA

   4. Telecommunications infrastructure

   4.1 Overview

   4.2 International

   4.2.1 Submarine cable systems

   4.2.2 International satellite systems

   4.3 Infrastructure developments

   4.3.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)

   4.3.2 VoIP

   5. Related reports

   Table 1 - Total GDP and GDP growth by country (estimates) -
2007Table 2 - GDP per capita by country and variation from regional
average - 2006 - 2007Table 3 - International mobile operators -
subscribers, annual change and market share - 2006 - 2007Table 4 -
Latin America - fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity
- 1995 - 2007Table 5 - Fixed lines in service, annual change and
teledensity by country - 2003 - 2007Exhibit 1 - Major submarine cable
networks in Latin AmericaExhibit 2 - Regulatory status of VoIP in
selected Latin American countries

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