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This report identifies key trends that Ovum expects will shape the development of the telecoms, media, and technology market in Latin America in 2020.


  • The competitive landscape will become more complex in 2020. Telefónica's decision to reevaluate its operations in Latin America, Brazilian operator Oi's potentially selling its mobile unit, and a new competitor in Colombia will impact the scenario for 2020.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains how economic and regulatory uncertainty may hinder development in the region.
  • Highlights how bridging the digital divide is a priority for Latin America.

Key questions answered

  • How does 5G fit in the wireless market in Latin America?
  • What are the gaps in infrastructure in the telecoms market in Latin America?
  • What are the models that are most likely to be used in the region?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Addressing the digital divide, a key priority for Latin America in 2020

  • Addressing the digital divide
  • Spectrum a key starting point

Political changes affect regulatory and economic landscape

  • Political crisis is impacting economic activity and investor confidence

Latin America is getting ready for 5G, but LTE proves to be the workhorse of the wireless market.

  • The year 2020 will be one of preparation for 5G
  • LPWA networks will open new possibilities


  • Further reading
  • Authors