Mobile Data, Broadband To Drive Guatemala's Telecom Growth Through 2014, Finds Pyramid

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Mobile Data, Broadband to Drive Guatemala's Telecom Growth Through 2014, finds Pyramid

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    The telecommunications market in Guatemala is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3 percent over the next five

years, reaching $2.8 billion in 2014, with mobile data, broadband, and pay-TV leading the expansion, according to

the latest report from Pyramid Research (, the telecom research arm of the Light Reading

Communications Network (

    Communications Markets in Guatemala offers a precise, incisive profile of the country's converged

telecommunications, media, and technology sectors based on proprietary data from our research in the

Guatemalan market. The 28-page report provides detailed competitive analysis of both the fixed and

mobile sectors, tracks the market shares of technologies and services, and monitors the introduction and spread of

new technologies such as WiMax, IPTV, and VoIP. This executive study provides a comprehensive view of the

Guatemalan communications market by analyzing key trends, evaluating near-term opportunities and assessing

upcoming risks factors. Download an excerpt of this report here:

    The telecommunications market in Guatemala, the largest in Central America, will expand at a CAGR of 5.3

percent to reach $2.8 billion by 2014, when pay-TV, fixed broadband, and mobile data will be the main contributors,

notes Jose Magana, analyst at Pyramid Research and author of the report. "We see interesting opportunities in

mobile data services where messaging, mobile Internet, and mobile broadband could close the gap in

communications that fixed services could not," he adds.

    Mobile data will expand at a CAGR of 13.7 percent over the next five years. "Though messaging will remain the

main source of revenue, connectivity will gain more than 10 percentage points of total revenue fueled by mobile

Internet and mobile broadband," explains Magana. "Entertainment will also gain traction among mobile services,

with mobile music expanding more than 50 percent over the next five years," he says.

    Broadband will also enjoy a fast rise during the forecast period. "Since penetration of households still remains at

4 percent, there is plenty of opportunity for operators to grab additional subscriptions," notes Magana. An

example of this is Claro, which through its Turbonett brand, offers laptops from $18 per month and fixed postpaid

connections from $16. "We forecast broadband will generate $87 million by 2014 from $36 million in 2009," he


    Communications Markets in Guatemala is part of Pyramid Research's Latin America Country Intelligence Report

Series. Pyramid Research's premium Country Intelligence Reports are the industry's best available analysis on

market trends, regulatory environments, and competitive dynamics for 60 countries worldwide. Download an

excerpt of this report here:

    Communications Markets in Guatemala is priced at $990 and can be purchased online here:

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    For more information about Pyramid Research's products and services, please visit or contact us


    About Pyramid Research

    Pyramid Research ( offers practical solutions to the complex demands our clients face in the

telecommunications, media and technology industries. Our analysis is uniquely positioned at the intersection of

emerging markets, emerging technologies and emerging business models, powered by the bottom-up methodology

of our market forecasts for over 100 countries - a distinction that has remained unmatched for more than 25 years.

As the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network, Pyramid Research works with Heavy

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Reading, providing the communications industry's most comprehensive market data, trusted research and insightful

technology analysis.

    About Light Reading

    Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the leading online media, research, and focused

event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide communications market. is the ultimate source

for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic,

content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most

comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around

the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo

New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day

events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in

August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

    About TechWeb

    TechWeb (, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative

business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb

produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than

13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-

to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light

Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and

the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street &

Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services including next-generation performance

marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a

global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than

$2.5 billion.

    *13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

    About United Business Media Limited

    UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring;

and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and

serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders,

from farmers to pharmacists - with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500

staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers

and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more

    Press contact:

    Jennifer Baker

    +1 617 871-1910

SOURCE: Pyramid Research

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