Radiography of Broadband in Argentina

Radiography of Broadband in Argentina

Currently there are approximately 3.1 million broadband connections in Argentina, and a total of 7.17 million fixed lines and mobile broadband. 2017 are forecast to 9.8 million broadband connections.

Cisco announced the results of the Cisco Broadband Barometer 2.0 for the last half of 2012. The Cisco Broadband Barometer 2.0, commissioned IDC highlights the importance of infrastructure connections in developing countries.

This measure, revised from the previous edition to quantitatively analyze how market broadband technology called “2.0″ fixed connections of 2 Mbps or more, and “1.0″ to the connections of 128 Kbps or more, highlights to Argentina totaled 7.17 million broadband connections (fixed and mobile), generating an increase of 2.72% over the six months from January to June 2012.

The penetration of fixed broadband connections is 14.3 of the population or 49.3 of households, while 2.0 Broadband continues to grow: in June-December quarter were approximately 3.1 million connections. This implies a penetration of 7.5 per 100 inhabitants. In the field of fixed connections, xDSL continue to dominate the market grew by 3.5% in the second half. However, Cable access connections already exceeded 38% of the fixed connections in Argentina, growing at 5.9%. In absolute terms, were incorporated 135 000 hits 119 000 Cable and xDSL.

For mobile connections, this segment has been growing steadily, but then began to see reduced in their numbers. The explanation must be sought in the completion of promotional activities undertaken by service providers (ISP) and the user preference for smartphones. In spite of this, they remain above the 1.2 subscriptions in December 2012.

The speed today is a challenge for Argentina. The average speed of 113 Kbps grew in the six months and 213 Kbps in the last year. The main reason for this increase was a promotion conducted by the ISP, which offered higher speeds for the same price.

In 2017, Argentina is estimated to reach nearly 9.8 million connections (fixed and mobile). And in total, it is expected that mobile will account for 16.5%, while 2.0 Broadband connections will reach 74.6% of the fixed.

Due to the evolution in the consumption of applications to the growing supply of service providers, and technological developments, the Cisco Barometer experienced a Broadband definition update. The study focuses mainly on connections today over 2 Mbps, which are those that allow efficient and productive most typical user activities currently underway in the network, such as video calling, social networking and video playback standard definition, to name a few.

“Betting on the broadband growth in Argentina must be one of our headlight technology. For improving this vital tool contribute, in this way, to increase productivity and economic competitiveness of all levels and segments to continue improving the quality of life of its inhabitants. The maturity of broadband lies in key market forces that Argentina must be addressed to ensure a better future, “said Juan Pablo Estevez, Regional Director of Cisco MCO (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay).

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