Pay-TV, broadband revenues to exceed US$1.9bn in 2011-16

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pay-TV and broadband revenues in the Dominican Republic are expected to exceed US$1.9bn in 2011-16, mainly driven by packaged offers, according to a study by Signals Telecom Consulting.

Competition has centered on low purchasing-power consumers, while market fragmentation has forced operators to offer basic - though competitive - services, according to the study.

Claro Codetel, which is part of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's América Móvil (NYSE: AMX), is the leader in this segment, being the first to offer quad play in the market, with access speeds of up to 50Mbps.

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Claro Codetel's quad-play offer increases pressure on competitors such as Tricom, Wind Telecom and Sky to up their game and attract users with competitive services.

Signals believes that Viva and Orange are operators that may be more open to form alliances since their current infrastructure does not allow them to offer triple and quadruple play.