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Guyana - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Guyana - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: September 27, 2021
BuddeComm
Content info: 90 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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Guyana finally liberalises its telecom sector after a five-year delay

After many years of delays and legal challenges, the 2016 Telecommunications Act was brought into force in October 2020 by the newly elected government of the People's Party Progressive (PPP). The end of the 31-year monopoly held by the fixed-line incumbent Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) occurred just two months after the PPP took power from the APNU+AFC coalition, which had signed a non-binding agreement with GTT in 2019 to liberalise Guyana's telecoms market but failed to take any concrete action to make it happen.

The Telecommunications Act sets out a framework for enabling competition across all segments of the telecommunications sector in Guyana. The mobile market has been open to competition since 2001, but only one operator, Digicel Guyana, has successfully launched competing GSM and 3G services. While Digicel quickly built a small lead in the mobile market, it remains a duopoly, and penetration levels are well below those of other countries in the region. The Telecommunications Act presents the country with the potential to benefit from a more level playing field that may attract new players, but nevertheless Guyana's relatively small size and low GDP may restrict it from reaching its full potential for some more years to come.

This report includes the regulator's annual report (last published in 2018), the ITU's 2020 market data, operator data to Q2 2021, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, an assessment of the global impact of Covid-19 on the telecoms sector, and other recent market developments.

Key developments:

  • The 2016 Telecommunications Act was finally enacted by Parliament in October 2020.
  • The start of oil sales in 2020 is expected to accelerate growth in the telecommunications sector as a result of the trickle-down effect increasing disposable incomes.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT), Digicel Guyana.

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Key statistics

Regional Latin America market comparison

  • Telecom Maturity Index by tier
  • TMI versus GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed and mobile broadband penetration

Country overview

Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market

Regulatory environment

  • Regulatory authorities
  • Privatisation of GTT
  • Telecom sector liberalisation
    • Telecommunications Amendment Act

Mobile market

  • Mobile infrastructure
    • 4G (LTE)
    • GSM
    • Satellite mobile
  • Mobile broadband
  • Major mobile operators
    • Cellink (GTT)
    • Digicel Guyana
  • Mobile content and applications
    • M-payment services

Fixed-line broadband market

  • Fixed-line broadband technologies
    • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • Other fixed broadband services

Digital economy

Fixed network market

  • Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company (GTT)

Telecommunications infrastructure

  • National telecom network
  • International infrastructure
    • Submarine cable networks
    • Satellite networks

Glossary of abbreviations

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List of Tables

  • Table 1 - Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Guyana - 2021 (e)
  • Table 2 - Evolution of GDP in Guyana - 2011 - 2020
  • Table 3 - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 4 - Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2014 - 2026
  • Table 5 - Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 6 - Change in the number of DSL subscribers - 2011 - 2020
  • Table 7 - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 8 - Change in the number of GTT International's subscribers by sector - 2016 - 2021
  • Table 9 - GTT International revenue by sector (Old style) ($ million) - 2015 - 2018
  • Table 10 - GTT International revenue by segment ($ million) - 2019 - 2021
  • Table 11 - International internet bandwidth - 2011 - 2017
  • Table 12 - Historic - Evolution of GDP in Guyana - 2000 - 2010
  • Table 13 - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2010
  • Table 14 - Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1997 - 2010
  • Table 15 - Historic - Mobile operators' market share - 2003 - 2011
  • Table 16 - Historic - Digicel Guyana revenue - 2013 - 2015
  • Table 17 - Historic - GTT mobile subscribers - 1999 - 2014
  • Table 18 - Historic - Internet users and user penetration rate - 1998 - 2010
  • Table 19 - Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2010
  • Table 20 - Historic - DSL subscribers - 2005 - 2010
  • Table 21 - Historic - GTT revenue by sector ($ million) - 2010 - 2015
  • Table 22 - Historic - Internet users and user penetration rate - 2011 - 2017

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 - Latin America -Overall Telecoms Maturity Index
  • Chart 2 - Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index - Market Leaders Category
  • Chart 3 - Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index - Market Challengers Category
  • Chart 4 - Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index - Market Laggards Category
  • Chart 5 - South America -Telecoms Maturity Index by country
  • Chart 6 - Central America -Telecoms Maturity Index by country
  • Chart 7 - Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 8 - Latin America mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 9 - Latin America fixed broadband penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 10 - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 11 - Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2014 - 2026
  • Chart 12 - Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 13 - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 14 - Change in the number of GTT International's subscribers by sector - 2016 - 2021
  • Chart 15 - Development of GTT International's revenue by sector (Old style) - 2015 - 2018
  • Chart 16 - GTT International revenue by segment - 2019 - 2021
  • Chart 17 - International internet bandwidth - 2011 - 2017

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 - Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 - South America - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
  • Exhibit 3 - Central America - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
  • Exhibit 4 - Map of Guyana