In the Americas, mobile infrastructure is generally more developed than fixed. Only a minority of households in all countries use fibre access technologies. Although Brazil, Chile, and Costa Rica are showing significant growth in FTTx penetration.
Enhancing connectivity through the deployment and sharing of telecoms infrastructure is the regulatory focus for 2021 for many countries in Latin America. Several spectrum-related actions are planned, including spectrum awards in Brazil, Chile, and Peru.
Recent elections in Ecuador, Peru and Mexico and upcoming elections in Chile, Costa Rica and Brazil might affect the plans in the sector. For example, new rules are expected to affect the continuity of the Peruvian national fibre backbone network (RDNFO) after the termination of the concession contract with Azteca.
These are just some of the findings from Cullen International’s latest Americas Telecoms Country Profiles. The Profiles provide key information on 22 countries across the region, covering the main telecoms statistics, the institutional and regulatory frameworks, and sectoral policies.
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