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Wireless & Mobile Landscape

Latin America Wireless Statistics Forecast, 2015-2020

Mobile subscribers in Latin America increasingly depend on a variety of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and connected cars, to stay connected. At the same time, they are increasing their usage of mobile data.

This market study overviews the Latin American mobile market and includes detailed information and a five-year forecast for the following areas of the market:

• Mobile Connections

• Smartphone Sales

• Tablet Sales

• Mobile Data Traffic.


Key Questions Answered

  • What is the population of Latin America and what is its mobile penetration?
  • How many mobile connections exist and how are they expected to grow between 2015 and 2020?
  • What is the split of those connections by technology type (GSM, CDMA, UMTS/HSPA and LTE) and generation (2G, 3G and 4G)?
  • What are the anticipated global handset and smartphone sales for 2015 to 2020?
  • What are the anticipated tablet sales for 2015 to 2020?
  • What is mobile data usage today and at what rate is mobile data usage expected to grow over the forecast period?
  • How does mobile data usage differ between quartiles?

Who Should Read

  • Mobile operators
  • Device OEMs
  • Mobile infrastructure and equipment OEMs
  • Content providers and distributors
  • Financial analysts and investors.

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Executive Summary
  • Methodology
  • Latin America Mobile Connections Forecast, 2015-2020
  • Latin America Smartphone Sales Forecast: 2015-2020
    • Smartphone Sales Forecast Assumptions
    • Latin America Handset Sales Forecast by Type
    • Latin America Smartphone Sales Forecast by Operating System
  • Latin America Tablet Sales Forecast: 2015-2020
    • Tablet Sales Forecast Assumptions
    • Latin America Tablet Sales
    • Latin America Tablet Sales by Operating System
    • Latin America Tablet Sales By Form Factor
    • Latin America Tablet Sales By Connectivity Option
  • Latin America Mobile Data Usage Trends by Mobile Operator
    • Telefonica
    • AmericaMovil
  • Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Methodology
    • Assumptions Around Data Traffic
    • Connections, not Subscribers
    • Quartiles
  • Latin America Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2015-2020
  • Definitions
    • General
    • Device Types
    • Services
    • Network Technology
  • About iGR
    • Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Latin America Connections, Population, and Penetration, 2015-2020
  • Table 2: Latin America Connections by Technology Generation 2015-2020 (000)
  • Table 3: Latin America Connections by Technology, 2015-2020 (000)
  • Table 4: Latin America Mobile Handset Sales by Handset Type, 2015-2020
  • Table 5: Latin America Mobile OS Sales Forecast, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Table 6: Latin America Mobile OS Sales Forecast, 2015-2020 (Percentage Share)
  • Table 7: Latin America Tablet Sales, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Table 8: Latin America Tablet Sales by OS, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Table 9: Latin America Tablet OS Sales Forecast, 2015-2020 (Percentage Share)
  • Table 10: Latin America Tablet Sales by Form Factor, 2015-2020
  • Table 11: Latin America Tablet Sales by Connectivity Option, 2015-2020
  • Table 12: Per Quarter Mobile Data Traffic, Telefonica 2014-2015
  • Table 13: Latin America Connections, Population, and Penetration, 2015-2020 (000s
  • Table 14: Connections per Quartile in Latin America, 2015-2020 (000s)
  • Table 15: Per-Connection Mobile Data Use (MB/month) in Latin America, 2015-2020
  • Table 16: Total Mobile Data Traffic (TB/month) in Latin America, 2015-2020
  • Table 17: Percentage of Mobile Data Traffic by Quartile in Latin America, 2015-2020

List of Charts

  • Figure A: Latin America Connections and Population, 2015-2020 (000)
  • Figure B: Latin America Mobile Handset Sales by Handset Type, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Figure C: Total Mobile Data Traffic (TB/month) in Latin America, 2015-2020
  • Figure 1: Latin America Connections and Population, 2015-2020 (000)
  • Figure 2: Latin America Connections by Technology Generation, 2015-2020 (000)
  • Figure 3: Latin America Connections by Technology, 2015-2020 (000)
  • Figure 4: Latin America Mobile Handset Sales by Handset Type, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Figure 5: Latin America Mobile OS Sales Forecast, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Figure 6: Latin America Mobile OS Forecast, 2015-2020 (Percentage Share)
  • Figure 7: Latin America Tablet Sales, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Figure 8: Latin America Tablet Sales by OS, 2015-2020 (units)
  • Figure 9: Latin America Tablet OS Sales Forecast, 2015-2020 (Percentage Share)
  • Figure 10: Latin America Tablet Sales by Form Factor, 2015-2020
  • Figure 11: Latin America Tablet Sales by Connectivity Option, 2015-2020
  • Figure 12: Per Quarter Mobile Data Traffic (in Terabytes), Telefonica 2014-2015
  • Figure 13: Latin America Connections and Population, 2015-2020 (000)
  • Figure 14: Per-Connection Mobile Data Use (MB/month) in Latin America, 2015-2020
  • Figure 15: Total Mobile Data Traffic (TB/month) in Latin America, 2015-2020
  • Figure 16: Percentage of Mobile Data Traffic by Quartile in Latin America, 2015-2020

For additional information on the Latin America Wireless Statistics Forecast, 2015–2020 market study, please contact Iain Gillott at (512) 263-5682 or by email.