Ultra-broadband to account for 75% of total Latam connections in 2022


Following Dataxis’ recent research, ultra-broadband subscribers (fiber, high-speed cable and VDSL) will take an increasing share on the total connections in Latin America in the upcoming years. Dataxis expects 25.6 million next generation broadband connections by the end of this year, which will represent 36% of the total access.

Furthermore, this share will continue to grow and forecasts to arrive at 75% of connections in 2022 with a relatively balanced technological breakdown: 39% high-speed cable, 31% FTTH and 30% VDSL (VDSL2 and over).

Currently, ultra-broadband access features a broad spectrum of speeds in Latin America, starting from 20 Mbps to 200 Mbps and more, including FTTH, VDSL, VDSL2, VDSL2+, Docsis 3.0 and Docsis 3.1. Chile and Mexico are the two countries with the highest speeds offer.

In general, as predicted by Dataxis, all fixed broadband connections (including ADSL and cable modem) will register a continuous growth to reach 70.9 million by the end of 2017 with a penetration of 11.6% of the total population. Dataxis estimates that fixed broadband subscribers will be 83.7 million by 2022 with a penetration rate of 13.2%.