FTTH speeds broadband to homes in Argentina, Uruguay

A robust and widespread fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network is delivering some of the fastest broadband to Uruguay and Argentina, as well as some of the highest broadband penetration in Latin America, a new report contends.

Argentina’s INDEC reports that nearly two-thirds (65%) of Uruguay’s households and 61% of Argentina’s HH are connected to the Internet, oftentimes seeing average download speeds exceeding 10 Mbps.

The combination is likely to make both South American nations attractive to OTT services from both incumbent and new players in the alternative digital distribution space.

INDEC contends that those connectivity figures top penetration in two of the region’s richest OTT players, Mexico and Brazil. Broadband penetration is just 43% in Brazil and 35% in Mexico, yet both companies have a more developed OTT industry.

“In Argentina, not only there are more homes with access to computers and the Internet, but the gap between both technologies has been reduced,” said the study.

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Jim O’Neill is Editor of Videomind and Principal Analyst at Brightcove. You can follow him on Twitter @JimONeillMedia and on LinkedIn