With a population of around 122 million and a fixed-line teledensity of around 18%, Mexico’s fixed-line telecom sector retains significant potential for growth. The market is still dominated by the incumbent Telmex, which retains about two thirds of subscribers, while the mobile market is dominated by Telmex’s sister company Telcel, both being owned by América Móvil. The regulator determined that Telmex’s dominance warranted further regulation in certain sectors. A telecom reform law passed in mid-2013 set up a new regulator and has since enforced measures aimed at removing barriers to foreign investment and at reducing the market share of the dominant operators. These reforms will go far to making Mexico’s telecom market more competitive.
This report provides statistics and analyses on Mexico’s fixed-line market, as well as an overview of regulatory developments.
Telecomm-Telégrafos issues tender guidelines for contract to build a 25,000km wholesale access network; regulator rules that América Móvil must functionally separate its fixed-line retail and wholesale operations; strong growth in pay TV subscriptions and increased interest in bundled services; government introduces legislative changes for the telecom sector; Mexsat Bicentenario satellite launches; VoD services gaining momentum with new service launches; América Móvil makes moves to reduce market dominance; report update includes the regulator’s market data report to March 2017, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q2 2017, market developments.
Telcel, Movistar, Iusacell, Teléfonos de México (Telmex), Axtel, Alestra, Maxcom, Marcatel, AT&T Mexico.
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Last updated 24 Aug 2017
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