The Mexican mobile market soon recovered from the market slowdown in 2009 though subscriber growth remains in single figures in response to higher mobile penetration. Telcel dominates the market, with about 70% of subscribers, though the regulator since 2010 has endeavoured to encourage competition.
Following the 3G spectrum auctions held in 2010, operators such as Movistar and Nextel have become better positioned to offer mobile data services. This report provides an overview of Mexico’s mobile market, including a range statistical data as well as subscriber forecasts to 2016. It incorporates operator and regulator data to the first quarter of 2012 as well as relevant market developments.
Mobile penetration approaches 85%; spectrum auctions in the 1.9GHz and 1.7GHz bands completed; Telcel maintains a 70% market share; Telefónica’s success in spectrum auctions; regulator withdraws fine against Telcel relating to MTRs; Televisa’s 50% stake in Iusacell accepted by Federal Competition Commission; regulator takes control of 2.5GHz spectrum, reassigns it for 4G; Banorte launches MiFon mobile banking service; América Móvil develops m-payment platform with banks; operators sign up to data roaming transparency scheme; Nextel launches 3G service; Movistar launches LTE service; regulator considers auctioning blocks of 15MHz in the 700MHz band; regulator’s market data to February 2013; telcos’ financial and operating data to Q1 2013; market developments to May 2013.
Companies covered in this report include:
Telcel; Movistar; Iusacell; Nextel Mexico; Televisa; Globalstar; Unefón; Telefónica.