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In a region where availability to bandwidth capable of supporting high-quality viewing experiences is currently a huge gating issue, Latin America is to receive a huge boost with an imminent leap in broadband penetration.
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According to research firm Dataxis, almost 20 million new fixed broadband accesses will be added within the next five years, taking the penetration of Latin America to 91.1 million in 2023, 46% of households. The analyst added that very high-speed broadband options have already gained critical mass. In 2017 they represented 36% of the accesses and it is expected to reach 75.5% in 2023.

The Dataxis analysis also highlighted that the region was seeing a rapid process of replacing DSL, the dominant technological option until 2017. DSL exhibited a 48% share and in 2023 it is predicted to fall to 29%. Cable modems will be the most popular access options representing 43% of connection methods, followed by the fibre optic with 28%.