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Convergent Services in Argentina, 2018: Ironing Out the Last Few Wrinkles - Featuring America Movil, Cablevision, Fintech, Telecom Argentina, Telefonica, and Telmex -


The "Convergent
Services in Argentina: Ironing Out the Last Few Wrinkles"

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In the last Intelligence Report covering Argentina's ICT sector (March
2017), there was speculation that there would be a merger of
multi-service providers Telecom Argentina and Cablevision, since local
investment group Fintech had simultaneously strengthened its positions
in the two groups.

A formal merger proposal did indeed come to pass, in July 2017, and was
approved by sector regulator Enacom in December, followed by the
antitrust watchdog CNDC's blessing in June this year.

This development adds to pressure for rival groups Telefonica and
America Movil to perfect their triple-play offerings, and for congress
to pass legislation allowing these two to incorporate DTH service for
the Pay TV part of their businesses.

However, all it has done is increase the tension in a kind of stalemate
situation, very similar to that between Telmex and Televisa in Mexico.
Telefonica objects to Telecom-Cablevision having a head start in bundled
services, including quadruple play, while the latter argues that
Telefonica would be too powerful if allowed to rapidly roll out DTH
television services.

Companies Featured

  • America Movil
  • Cablevision
  • Fintech
  • Telecom Argentina
  • Telefonica
  • Telmex

Key Topics Covered

1. Index

2. Merger as a Catalyst for Change?

  • Figure - Broadband, TV and Mobile Market Shares

3. High Penetration, Low Quality

  • Figure - Argentina Ahead in Pay TV

4. Merger and Convergence: If Something's Worth Doing...

  • Figure - Argentina well behind peers in FTTH

5. Arsat and the Digital Agenda

  • Map - Distribution of Refefo connection points

6. Same Old Story with Spectrum and MVNOs

  • Figure - 4G Penetration in Latin American Countries

7. Starting to Look Like Sector Reform of Sorts

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