Mexico - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

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.

Key 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.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telcel, Movistar, Iusacell, Teléfonos de México (Telmex), Axtel, Alestra, Maxcom, Marcatel, AT&T Mexico.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key statistics
  • 3. Country overview
  • 4. Telecommunications market
    • 4.1 Historical overview
    • 4.2 Market analysis
    • 4.3 Telecoms reform
  • 5. Regulatory environment
    • 5.1 Regulatory authorities
    • 5.2 Privatisation
    • 5.3 Deregulation
    • 5.4 Foreign investment rules
  • 6. Fixed network operators
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Telmex/América Móvil
  • 7. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
    • 7.2 National network infrastructure developments
  • 8. Smart infrastructure
    • 8.1 Smart grid technology
  • 9. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Country statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 2 – Telecom revenue and annual growth – 2017 (Q1)
  • Table 3 – Telephone network statistics – 2017 (Mar)
  • Table 4 – Internet user statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 5 – Broadband statistics – 2017 (Mar)
  • Table 6 – Mobile statistics – 2017 (Mar)
  • Table 7 – National telecommunications authorities
  • Table 8 – Telecom sector employment – 2011 - 2017
  • Table 9 – Fixed-line traffic – 2014 - 2015
  • Table 10 – Average fixed-line traffic per line– 2014 - 2017
  • Table 11 – Market share of fixed line traffic by operator – 2014 - 2016
  • Table 12 – Telecom sector contribution to GDP – 2004 - 2017
  • Table 13 – Fixed-line and mobile investment – 2013- 2016
  • Table 14 – Telecom revenue and annual growth – 1998 - 2017
  • Table 15 – Fixed-line and mobile sector revenue – 2015 - 2017
  • Table 16 – Foreign investment in telecoms – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 17 – Market share of fixed lines by operator – 2014 - 2017
  • Table 18 – Telmex fixed-line RGUs – 2009 - 2017
  • Table 19 – Telmex fixed-line subscribers – 2015 - 2017
  • Table 20 – Telmex revenue, EBITDA – 2011 - 2017
  • Table 21 – Historical - Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 1996 - 2009
  • Table 22 – Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 23 – Historic - Length of fibre backbone network – 2001- 2012
  • Chart 1 – Telmex revenue, EBITDA – 2011 – 2017
  • Chart 2 – Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 2005 – 2018

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Number of pages 26

Status Current

Last updated 24 Aug 2017
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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