The Communication Services Regulatory Unit (Ursec) of Uruguay submitted its report with statistical data on the telecommunications markets in which it is shown that Pay-TV in that country has seen in the last half of 2015 a slowdown in growth still higher than in the first one.
Uruguay recorded a total of 715,734 Pay-TV subscribers in December 2015, representing an increase of 1.01% compared to the 708,548 reported in June 2015, during which there had been a semi-annual increase of 1.27%.
DirecTV (AT&T) continues as leading operator with a market share of 23%, followed by Cablevision (Clarin Group) with 17%. In third place is CBT with 8%, followed by Nuevo Siglo with 7%, Montecable with 6%, Consorcio San Fernando with 4%, Multisenal with 3% and Cable Plus 2%, while the remaining small operators occupy a 29%.
Montevideo, the capital of that country, is where the 40% of subscribers live and the rest of the territory has the remaining 60%. Cable TV is the dominant system with 61% of subscribers, DTH or Satellite television occupies 24%, UHF systems have 12% and MMDS (microwave) have 3% market share.