LATAM 5G Overview – April 2021


By the end of 2021, the LATAM and Caribbean region is expected to have 20-25 5G network operators. This is almost a three-fold rise over the networks launched in 2020. For 2021, we expect more 5G smartphones to be sold in the region than 5G subscriptions. But in the next few years, this trend will reverse.

This report has two sections. The first one analyses the current status and likely future developments related to frequency auction, bands involved and network rollout in key countries including Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru. The second section covers the smartphone TAM forecast and the OEMs likely to lead 5G sales. The 5G smartphone and CPE market in the region is expected to reach 85 million units in 2025.

Table of Contents:

  • Key Take Away

LATAM 5G Operators and Networks

  • 5G Spectrum – Auctioning Map
  • 5G Networks Launched in Latin America in 2020
  • 5G Networks to be Launched in Latin America in 2021
  • 5G mobile and FWA subscribers installed base and forecast (2020-2025)
  • Chile
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Colombia
  • 5G FWA Network in Bogota, Colombia
  • Peru’s Consumer FWA Services
  • Other Countries

LATAM 5G Devices Market

  • 5G Smartphones and CPEs shipment and forecast (2020-2025)
  • 5G Will Take off Slower Than 3G and 4G in the Region
  • LATAM Countries 5G Smartphone Forecast (2020-2021)
  • LATAM 5G Smartphone Prices trajectory
  • OEM Share Forecast for Latin America (2020-2021)

Number of Pages: 23
Author: Tina Lu
Published Date: April 2021



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