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BMI has reorganised the Caribbean Telecommunications Report by country, rather than sector. As sectors merge it become increasingly important to consider the impact of mobile developments on the broadband market and look at how trends for pay-TV services are affecting fixed-line operators. Forecasts have now been organised by country, allowing us to compare growth rates across the sector. The ranking of markets remains largely unchanged, with Barbados, Jamaica, Guadeloupe and Martinique standing out for their high mobile penetration rates and generally stronger broadband services.
Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic share many traits, offering strong growth potential and good competition between markets. Competition concerns remain in Jamaica and the Bahamas despite the market maturity, while Haiti and Cuba remain the least developed markets in the region with the latter offering considerable potential, but no means of achieving it in current circumstances. The topography of these countries often lends itself particularly well to mobile services, offering major opportunities for market leaders LIME (owned by UK's Cable & Wireless Communications) and privately-owned Digicel. There are a few other players in the market, but competition is fiercest between these two operators, a dynamic that has pushed Caribbean mobile penetration rates to maturity.
The development of 3G and mobile broadband services is at the forefront of most operators' strategies for the next few years, mainly due to the attractiveness of advanced data services and the potential boost to revenue represented by such offerings. For example, in November 2011, Digicel Barbados launched its HSPA+ network, which is being marketed as '4G'. The service provides users with high-speed internet services on smartphones and laptops/PCs via dongle modems, as well as tablet computers and portable Wi-Fi hub devices. It was quickly followed by Bahamas Telecoms Company in December 2011.
Click for Report details:Caribbean Telecommunications Report Q2 2012