4G Latin America: Analysis and Forecast 2012 - 2017 analyzes key trends for Latin American development and deployment of LTE networks from both the regulatory and service provider's standpoint. The report gives a detailed analysis of the status of 3G and 4G (WiMAX / LTE) in the region and the challenges and opportunities for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE deployment for operators of all sizes.
This report explains the regulatory environment in the key economies of the region which contribute 80% of mobile service revenues - notably Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia. It also analyzes current and future 4G spectrum usage and allocation and the major spectrum challenges that both regulatory bodies and operators are facing today.
This report also includes projections for deployments, subscribers, equipment and CAPEX for 2012- 2017.
The business cases of five operators - selected as being early 4G entrants in the region - are analyzed in this report. Some already have commercial LTE operations in place. A key element of the report is a series of interviews with these key operators, which have shared with us their deployment strategy, business model, equipment selections, current and future challenges and expectations. Each of these operators is representative of a different business model within the region, and each is located in a different market: