Telecommunications Costa Rica Market 2017 – Current and Future Plans

Pune, India, 27th November 2017: WiseGuyReports announced addition of new report, titled “Costa Rica: Country Intelligence Report”.


Costa Rica: Country Intelligence Report”, a new Country Intelligence Report provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Costa Rica 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, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.


Costa Rica’s telecom and pay-TV services market will grow from an estimated $1.7bn in 2017 to $1.9bn by 2022 at a CAGR of 2.0% over 2017-2022 driven by projected growth in mobile data, fixed broadband and pay-TV segments. Mobile voice will be the largest revenue-contributing segment in 2017 but will see its share of total revenue decline over the forecast period. Mobile data revenue will expand at the fastest CAGR of 11.6% over 2017-2022, driven by growing consumption of online videos and social media applications on mobile devices in line with rising smartphone penetration and growing adoption of 3G/4G services.


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

– Demographic and macroeconomic context in Costa Rica.

– 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.



– The overall telecom and pay-TV services revenue in Costa Rica will grow at a CAGR of 2.0% during 2017-2022.

– Mobile revenue will account for 63.2% of the total telecom & pay-TV services revenue in 2022, driven by increasing adoption of 4G services.

– ICE (Kolbi) leads the Costa Rica’s mobile market in terms of mobile subscriptions for 2017, followed by Movistar Costa Rica. Both operators compete on the basis of network expansions/upgrades and competitively priced offers to strengthen their market position.


Reasons to buy

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

– Accompanying Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Costa Rica’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 Costa Rica’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 Costa Rica.


Table of Content: Key Points

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

ICE (Kolbi) 28

Movistar Costa Rica 29

Claro Costa Rica 30

Tigo Costa Rica 31

Additional resources 32

Baseline forecast assumptions 33

Data tables 34


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