Broadband Operation In Chile
• Broadband is an internet provider network in Chile, its thrive in the market is relatively high in the region as compared to other parts like its nearby neighbor Brazil. The Nation has significantly developed and benefited from the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during the last ten years.
• The Population in the country has also been receptive enough to the new technologies thereby encouraging most of the operators and the incumbent to develop services based on the LTE and the fibre-based broadband infrastructure in the region.
• The internet services offered by the broadband in the area has proved to be the best in terms the speed and also its affordable in the whole of the western countries, hence in its penetration to the market and also its speed , makes it to be ranked runners-up in the entire region of South and the Central America after one of the most efficient and effective in terms of internet service provision , Uruguay is the best in terms of web services.
• There has been a lot of competition among the operators in the broadband, with each player striving to access the market and consequently monopolize it.Among the best and efficient providers in the broadband sector is the Movistar, followed closely by VTR Globalcom and then at the third position is the Claro. The completion in the market has been intense because of the dominance of the major operators and also government policies through the regulatory bodies.
• Most of the households in the region of Chile has subscribed to pay the Television services, through this payment Chile is then ranked third in Southern America after Argentina and Uruguay.
• This tremendous report states clearly an overview of Chile’s internet, broadband and the widely pay-TV markets, inclusive of the main players in the market, the market statistics, analyses and lastly the broadband scenario forecasts to the coming year 2021.
• The regulation of Broadband in Chile has raised a lot of questions and therefore leading to a debatable opinion over the issue of open access as one of the policies from the governing bodies in the region.
• The idea of putting in place the best services in the region lead to the appointment of Chile’s undersecretary of Telecommunication network boss Jorge Atton. Since he was a change oriented person, he becomes by adopting different policies towards regulating the existing severe completion in the internet services other than the one used before in the market(Dischinger,2007).
• In the last two decades SUBTEL which is the regulatory body led by Atton encouraged the existence of-of a healthy competition in the market especially in the telephone communication services; this was done by making sure that the incumbent telephone company has given the incoming entrants to the industry easy access to their customer.
• This is contrary to the previous administration before Atton led by Michelle Bachelet which enacted the policy of open access to the providers of the broadband internet by ensuring that their competitors were having access to their network sites.
• The idea of the current head of regulatory body was to stop the discouragement of the competitors who has a fear that they will be forced to give their opponents the right to access their network(Dischinger,2007).
Competition affecting investment and coordination
• The existing competition in the Chile was encouraged by the regulatory body which handicapped the most thriving and dominant institutions to open up to the new entrants.
• The policy of open access used to enact competition in this country was also being used in other countries, the main idea behind this was basically to control some activities in the existing market by introducing more competition among the providers and opening up for new entrants in the market hence avoiding monopoly, for example the railroads and the trucks where the track has the properties of a natural monopoly while the trains did not have(Yaiche,2000) .
• Most of the people didn’t support the idea of the open access.The learned and the critics in the region said that the measures were unnecessary since the competition existing already in the market was considered enough by the critics.
• The open access applied by the regulators in the market was considered null and void since it was said by the critics that it would stifle the investors and innovation making it harder to ensure easy and effective coordination.
• This is a technique that provides a high-speed Internet access that is characterized by the ability to be on at all times and faster than the traditional dial-up access.
• It includes some high-speed transmission technologies such as the Digital subscriber line (DSL), cable modem, fibers, wireless, asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL), and the Broadband over powerful lines(BPL).
• These machines have a variety, and specific uses in the entire communication network (Hui,2012) such as the DSL and ADSL uses special electronic equipment to enhance transmission speed over a small copper wire.
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Yaïche, H., Mazumdar, R. R., & Rosenberg, C. (2000). A game theoretic framework for bandwidth allocation and pricing in broadband networks. IEEE/ACM Transactions On Networking, 8(5), 667-678.