AVAILABLE SERVICES IN COLOMBIA

Colombia has a relatively modern telecommunications system in many respects, with a nationwide microwave radio relay system, a domestic satellite system with 41 earth stations, and a fiber-optic network linking 50 cities, but local infrastructure remains poor in rural and less populated areas. The telecom sector was liberalized in the 1990s, fostering the appearance of multiple providers of both fixed-line and mobile-cellular services at both national and local level.

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DETAILS

The Internet penetration rate was close to 67% by the end of 2018. The country has a modern telecom system in many respects with a nationwide microwave radio relay system, a domestic satellite system with 41 earth stations, and a fiber-optic network linking 50 cities. The cable sector commands about half of the market by subscribers, with DSL having a declining share and with fiber-based broadband developing strongly. Most infrastructure as of 2018 was primarily in high-density urban areas.

TELECOMS MARKET

Colombia has about 20 local telephony providers operating at different geographical levels. Many of these companies started as private initiatives, but they later became public agencies owned by municipalities. The number of lines continues to fall steadily, as customers tend to cancel traditional phone services and replace them with mobile connectivity. As in other Latin American countries, most of the existing fixed telephone lines are found in the larger cities, whereas the rest of the population is under-serviced. Broadband penetration is relatively high for Latin America, though growth in the sector has been hampered by poor fixed-line infrastructure. The government’s efforts to increase broadband take-up, have had remarkable success, leading to far higher growth in the number of broadband subscriptions among the lower socio-economic groups in recent years. DSL has a declining market share, and fibre-based broadband has developed strongly in highly-populated urban areas. The regulatory agency in Colombia is the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC).

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Colombia heavily depends on energy and mining exports, making it vulnerable to fluctuations in commodity prices. Colombia is Latin America’s fourth largest oil producer and the world’s fourth largest coal producer, third largest coffee exporter, and second largest cut flowers exporter. Colombia’s economic development is hampered by inadequate infrastructure, poverty, narcotrafficking, and an uncertain security situation, in addition to dependence on primary commodities. The country’s economy slowed in 2017 because of falling world market prices for oil and lower domestic oil production due to insurgent attacks on pipeline infrastructure. Colombia has signed or is negotiating Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with more than a dozen countries and is a founding member of the Pacific Alliance—a regional trade block formed in 2012 by Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru to promote regional trade and economic integration.

LOCAL PROVIDERS

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Fixed PSTN (local, national and international)
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Cellular mobile
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MVNOs
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Licensed cable operators
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Cisco certified partners

INCUMBENT OPERATOR

In 2003, the government liquidated the state-owned and heavily indebted Empresa Nacional deTelecomunicaciones and replaced it with Colombia Telecomunicaciones (Colombia Telecom). The measure enabled the industry to expand rapidly. Telefónica of Spain acquired 50 percent plus one share of the company in 2006. The company is now working using the Movistar brand.

RELEVANT INTERNET EXCHANGE POINTS

NAP-CO – Network Access Point Colombia

DATACENTERS IN COLOMBIA

Sede Nacional
Verytel Outsourcing
Av. 68 No 64C 75
111111 Bogota

NXnet Colombia
NXnet Solutions
235234 Bogota

For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within
Diagonal 97 No. 17 – 60 piso 4.

IPXON [Colombia-Bogota]
IPXON Networks
Calle 169B # 68-32
B1640DLY Bogota

Net Group S.A
Net Group S.A
Cra 3 12 40 piso 6
760044 Cali
Dataware Sistemas
Dataware Sistemas Ltda.
Calle 32F 76-61
4 Medellín

Anacondaweb Colombia
Anacondaweb S.A.
Calle 77 N 16 a – 38
Medellín

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