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The number of subscription television affiliates grew by 4.77%

Bogotá, as a special district, registered a penetration of 51.56% of households connected to the service in Colombia.

The number of subscription television affiliates grew by 4.77%
The number of subscription television affiliates grew by 4.77% | Image taken from semana.com

The Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) reported that subscription television operators had revenues of 1.71 billion pesos in the first of this year, which when compared to the same period of the previous year meant an increase of 0.46%. In addition, according to the entity, the number of subscribers also grew by 4.77%, going from 6.05 million in June 2021 to 6.3 million in June 2022, with a household penetration of 36.52% for the first half of 2022. The cities with the highest number of subscribers continue to be Bogotá, Cali, Medellín and Barranquilla, and add 43.21% of the total number of users in the country. By departments and income Regarding departments, Antioquia has a household penetration of 51.46%, followed by Risaralda and Quindío with 49.84% and 46.90%, respectively. For its part, Bogotá, as a special district, registered a penetration of 51.56% of households connected to the subscription television service. itself, the departments that had the lowest penetration in households, these were Putumayo with 6.60%, Vichada with 12.14%, and Caquetá with 13.08%. By income Similarly, the report showed the average monthly income per subscriber, which had a decrease of 4.45%, going from $47,146 in the month of June 2021 to $45,046 in the same month of 2022.


Technologies Likewise, the most used technology for the second quarter of 2022 was HFC Digital (hybrid fiber coaxial) with 4 million subscribers (63.81%), followed by Satellite technology with 1.2 million subscribers (19.25%). ). In third place is IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) with 822 thousand subscribers (12.97%), of which 675 thousand subscribers have fiber optics. Paola Bonilla Castaño, Executive Director of the CRC, stated that “within the framework of our open data strategy, it is essential to make updated information with accurate and reliable data available to industry, academia, government and the general public. on the subscription television service, since the data is a relevant input for informed decision-making by market agents”. Connected phones On the other hand, in recent years mobile phones have gained great importance, especially due to the changes in consumption that occurred as a result of the pandemic and the digital transformation, which increased connectivity and digitization in the country. According to the report by We are Social and Hootsuite 'Digital 2022 Global Overview Report', in the country during 2022, the number of connected cell phones increased by 7.3% (4.4 million new devices) compared to when there were a total of 60.83 million cell phones. In this order of ideas, each Colombian has 1.2 cell phones, that is, an average of 65.75 million phones for a total of 51.39 million Colombians. In addition, from 2021 to 2022, the number of Internet users increased by 2.2%, which represents 770 million people seeking to join the network, of which 97.7% use smartphones. Article taken from semana.com

By: Semana


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