Study estimates potential of triple-play

28 Jun 2007

Argentine telecommunications operators could generate revenues of ARS8.8 billion (USD2.85 billion) this year from converged fixed-line, broadband and TV services, if the regulations were in place to allow them to offer triple-play, according to a recent study by local consultancy Prince & Cooke, reported by BNamericas. The figure represents an 8% increase on the revenues seen in 2006 from voice, video and broadband being sold separately, the report said. It also estimated that an Argentine family would pay on average ARS160 a month for voice, video and broadband services, and found that just 3% of surveyed homes taking a fixed line had heard of triple-play. Major operators such as Telefónica de Argentina and Telecom Argentina have been pressuring the government to allow them to offer bundled services over a single network.