Improving access to over-the-top (OTT) video platforms and IPTV, fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections already account for one in 10 Internet homes in LATAM.
According to the latest research conducted by Dataxis, fixed broadband connections reached 68.11 million by the end of Q1 2017, a 5.9% year-on-year increase. High-speed connections reached 35.8% of household penetration.
DSL technology still dominates the market with a 51.5% share, but it’s also showing a progressive loss of subscribers as it’s replaced by FTTH. Fibre connections already account for 10.6% of connected households in Q1 2017, while 37.9% of them are still using a cable modem.
The region’s top five markets accounted for 81.8% of total connections, led by Brazil (35.9%), Mexico (23.1%), Argentina (10.1%), Colombia (8.3%) and Chile (4.4%).
América Móvil is the top Latin American broadband player with 33% of connections, followed by Telefónica (19%) and Televisa Group (5%). Once the Cablevisión-Telecom Argentina merger is completed, Clarin Group would have almost 6% of LATAM connections, said Dataxis.