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Chile has one of the most developed telecoms markets in Latin America. Its broadband penetration is one of the highest among other countries in this region, mostly backed by strong legislative and regulatory support.


  • Regulatory scene marred by ongoing controversies over spectrum allocations.
  • Subtel is taking measures to promote competition. The telecoms market in Chile is highly competitive because of an established regulatory framework that promotes a competitive environment.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides details on the regulated markets in Chile's telecoms sector.
  • Offers a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in the country.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in the country?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in the country?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis


  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband


  • Methodology
  • Author