The state of play in Chile’s telecom market

The state of play in Chile’s telecom market

The state of play in Chile’s telecom market

Chile had over 2mn 5G strains on the finish of 2022, simply over a 12 months after the expertise was launched within the nation.

Cell penetration reached 133% with 26.4mn subscribers, in response to the newest knowledge from regulator Subtel.

Nonetheless, cell web accesses (3G, 4G and 5G) totaled 22.4mn, an annual discount of 0.9%, the statistics present. Cell web visitors grew 29% final 12 months, the watchdog stated.

Web accesses by way of smartphones elevated 0.6% whereas USB cell broadband accesses fell 35.4%.

Machine-to-machine connections represented 3.1% of whole cell web connections with 699,282 accesses, down 3.8%.

Native firm Entel led the cell web market with a 34.7% share. It was adopted by WOM, which grew 5% final 12 months to 25.4%. Movistar was in third place with 21.2%, adopted by Claro with 16.9%, Subtel figures present.

Entel was additionally the primary operator within the cell telephony market, with a 32.9% share. In second place was Movistar with 25.7%, adopted by WOM and Claro. The 4 operators had 98.4% of the market as of December 2022.


Fastened web accesses totaled 4.46mn as of December 2022, up 4% from a 12 months earlier.

The proportion of households with mounted web was 62.6%.

A lot of the connections have been fiber optic (66%) with 2.9mn, adopted by hybrid fiber and cable (HFC) networks with 29.3% and 1.3mn.

ADSL copper connections represented 1.7% whereas different applied sciences, together with satellite tv for pc connections, accounted for 3%.

Movistar was the operator with the most important mounted market share with 31.1% of all strains. Because of the Onnet wholesale fiber optic three way partnership, the corporate dominates within the fiber market with 45% of accesses.

Movistar noticed annual development of 9.6% in mounted web.

Final 12 months, Onnet introduced the acquisition of Entel’s fiber optics. The operation is being reviewed by competitors authority FNE.

Behind Movistar is cable market chief VTR, with 25.2% of accesses, down 7.7% in comparison with end-2021. VTR had 77% of the HFC accesses.

The corporate not too long ago fashioned a three way partnership with Claro, and collectively the 2 would exceed 32% of the mounted web market.

In third place is Mundo with 16.9% of whole accesses. The operator is the second among the many suppliers of fiber to the house with 25.5% of the market, behind Movistar.

Grupo GTD and Entel had 7.5% and 6.9% of the mounted web market, respectively.


Fastened telephony accesses have been on a downward pattern since 2016 and dropped 11.7% final 12 months. This discount has been partially cushioned by the bundling of companies.

Chile ended 2022 with 2.2mn land strains, in response to Subtel.

Pay TV subscriptions fell 4.1% to three.3mn, reaching 52% of households.

VTR had the most important market share with 28.3% of whole subscribers, adopted by Movistar with 20.7% and DirecTV and Claro with 19.9% and 9.6%, respectively.