Argentine triple-play market worth USD2.65 billion

1 Nov 2006

BNamericas, quoting newspaper La Nación, reports that according to a local study, revenues of ARS8.2 billion (USD2.65 billion) could have been raised this year from triple-play packages, if regulations permitted telecoms operators to provide cable TV. The study, by consultancy Prince and Cooke, found that an Argentine family pays an average ARS165 (USD53) on voice, video and broadband services separately. Major operators such as Telecom Argentina and Telefónica de Argentina are pressing the government for a change in the regulations. Meanwhile cable TV operators are lobbying for the law not to be changed, as they say allowing triple-play would put them out of business.