South America Data Center Market Trends

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 South America Data Center market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. South America Data Center trend report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.


Market Trends of south america data center Industry

The high internet and smartphone technology adoption by various businesses and growing digital usage across the region drives the market demand

  • In 2020, mobile technologies and services accounted for 7.1% of GDP in Latin America – a contribution that amounted to more than USD 340 billion of economic value added. The mobile ecosystem also supported more than 1.6 million jobs (directly and indirectly). By 2025, the economic contribution of the Latin American mobile ecosystem will grow by more than USD 30 billion as countries in the region increasingly benefit from the improvements in productivity and efficiency brought about by the increased take-up of mobile services.
  • Digital usage is expanding rapidly in Brazil. The high internet and smartphone technology adoption by various businesses has impacted consumer behavior. More people in the country can now purchase smartphones, leading to a growing number of smartphone users. In May 2020, most shopping apps downloaded in South America were developed in Brazil, which stood out with approximately 44 million app downloads in this category.
  • In Chile, e-commerce is expanding steadily. Chile's average annual revenue per paying user amounted to USD 913 in 2020. Most cross-border e-commerce purchases by Chilean shoppers stand at 69%. As a result, vast amounts of data have been created, increasing the demand for data centers nationwide. In South America, the transition to 5G is progressing rapidly, driven by the continued rollout of new networks, the expansion of the device ecosystem, and the development of new applications for consumers and enterprises.
South America Data Center Market

People across the region increasingly reliant on the internet for banking, business, & telecommunication services and increasing FTTH subscribers across the region drives the market growth

  • In South America and the Caribbean, less than 50% of the population has access to fixed broadband internet, and only 9.9% has fiber internet access. Many rural areas have patchy network coverage due to expensive network equipment. Chile has set the standard for other countries to follow in fixed broadband. Chile has the fastest data download speeds in Latin America. With an average rate of 219 Mbps, Chile is well ahead of the region's largest economy, Brazil, where internet download speeds average 95.95 Mbps.
  • The Brazilian population became increasingly reliant on the internet for banking, business, telecommunication, and leisure during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the country ranked 49th globally for fixed broadband speed and 74th for mobile speed as of April 2021. This shows that access to the internet and broadband speed are growing rapidly, meaning data centers will benefit from faster data transfer, higher storage rates, and lower latency.
  • Latin America's fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) market was set to register approximately 105 million homes with fiber in 2022, an increase of 36%, or 28 million new premises, compared with the end of 2021. Latin America now has a fiber penetration rate of nearly 61%. In terms of investment, in 2021, to penetrate the fixed broadband (FTTH) market, Chilean mobile operator WOM teamed with digital enablement and revenue management software company Aleppo.
South America Data Center Market


  • 4G’s growth and 5G standalone (SA) deployments, growing critical IoT capabilities, and increasing 5G mobile subscriptions drives the market growth
  • Increasing share of fiber-to-the-premises households, and investments in fiber rollouts drives the market demand
  • Quick adoption of 5G network, availability of commercial 5G in the 3.5GHz band, and growing internet population drives the market growth