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Nicaragua: Country Intelligence Report

"Nicaragua: Country Intelligence Report", a new Country Intelligence Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Nicaragua today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2022. Published annually, the report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile and pay-TV segments, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

Nicaragua’s telecom and pay-TV services market will grow from an estimated $698.6m in 2017 to $705.8m by 2022 at a CAGR of 0.2% over 2017-2022 (5.2% in local currency) driven by projected growth in mobile data and pay-TV services.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following –

– Demographic and macroeconomic context in Nicaragua.

– The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, tariff regulation and more.

– Telecom and pay-TV services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, mobile data and pay-TV markets.

– The competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom and pay-TV services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.

– Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications and pay-TV markets.

– Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.


– In 2018, Nicaraguan communications regulator Telcor is preparing to update the country’s General Law of Telecommunications.

– Mobile data revenue will expand at the fastest CAGR of 13.0% over 2017-2022 driven by LTE network expansion along with the rising demand for high-speed mobile data and increased availability of LTE-enabled smartphones.

– The rollout of a national fiber-optic network, backed by international organizations, will drive access to fixed broadband in the country.

Reasons to Buy

– This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Nicaragua’s telecommunications markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.

– Accompanying GlobalData’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Nicaragua’s mobile communications, fixed telephony, broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.

– With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.

– The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Nicaragua’s telecommunications markets.

– The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Nicaragua.

Companies Mentioned

Movistar Nicaragua





Sky Nicaragua

Qualy TV

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of contents 3

Market highlights 4

Demographic, macroeconomic and regulatory context 5

Demographic and macroeconomic context 6

Regulatory context 8

Telecom and pay-TV services market outlook 9

Total telecom service revenue 10

Mobile services market 12

Fixed services market 18

Pay-TV services market 22

Competitive landscape and company snapshots 25

Competitive landscape 26

Claro 28

Movistar 29

Additional resources 30

Baseline forecast assumptions 31

Data tables 32

Glossary 34

Research methodology 36

About the authors 37

Country Intelligence Report coverage 38

About GlobalData 39


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