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Mexico: Country Intelligence Report

Mexico: Country Intelligence Report


Mexico’s population of 122M makes it the second-largest country in Latin America, after Brazil. It is expected that Mexico’s population to grow at a CAGR of 1.1% over the 2017-2022 period, reaching 130M. Mexico’s nominal GDP will decline to US$992BN before starting to expand again in 2018. Mexico’s economy is the second largest in Latin America, after Brazil.

Uncertainty over US trade policies will contribute to weak economic growth of 1.2% in 2017 and 1.8% in 2018. It will slow in 2019 before picking up from 2020 as investment recovers and the benefits from structural reform materialize. Inflation will remain above the 2-4% target in 2017 before gradually easing as the effect of the recent petrol price increases fades.

Mexican government launched the Estrategia Digital Nacional (National Digital Strategy) in November 2013 to encourage investment in the sector and stimulate adoption of telecom services. The five-year plan aims to reduce the digital gap in the country and improve the GDP growth rate through increased adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) services.

It is expected that the telecommunications and pay-TV services revenue in Mexico to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% between 2017 and 2022, one of the fastest growth rates projected for the region. Growth will be driven by increased competition between more evenly sized players, as Grupo Televisa and AT&T expand their presence to challenge Telmex/Telcel. We also expect the buildout and commercialization of Altan’s Red Compartida LTE wholesale network, as well as the Red Troncal fiber-optic backbone owned by CFE, to drive increases in penetration and usage.

The report Mexico: Country Intelligence Report provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Mexico today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2022. Moreover, this report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile and pay-TV sectors, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

In depth, this report provides the following analysis -

  • Demographic and macroeconomic context
  • Regulatory context
  • In-depth analysis of fixed, mobile and pay-TV services market
  • Competitive landscape and company snapshots
  • Companies snapshots
  • Forecast assumptions
  • Data tables
Companies mentioned in this report: Telmex, Grupo Televisa, AT&T, Axtel, Alestra, Movistar, Megacable, Totalplay, Dish.

  • Mobile data and fixed broadband will see the biggest revenue increases over the next five years, a combined $7.6bn lift between 2016 and 2022.
  • While traditional telephony players such as Telmex, Axtel and Maxcom continue to report subscriber losses, VoIP players such as Grupo Televisa and Megacable are experiencing double-digit gains in their voice telephony subscribers, with both operators doubling the number of fixed telephony subscriptions over the past three years.
  • DTH is the leading platform for pay-TV in Mexico. DTH has benefitted from wide coverage and declining prices. IPTV uptake is stalled because of regulatory restrictions on America Movil’s ability to offer pay-TV.
Reasons to buy
  • This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Mexico’s telecommunications and pay-TV markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying GlobalData’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Mexico’s mobile communications, fixed telephony/VoIP, broadband and pay-TV markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
  • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Mexico’s telecommunications and pay-TV markets.
  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Mexico.

Market highlights
Demographic, macro and regulatory context
Demographic and macroeconomic context
Regulatory context
Telecom and pay-TV services market outlook
Total telecom service revenue
Mobile services market
Fixed services market
Pay-TV services market
Competitive landscape and company snapshots
Competitive landscape
Telmex / Telcel
Grupo Televisa
Competitive landscape and company snapshots (cont’d)
Axtel / Alestra
Additional resources
Forecast assumptions
Data tables
About the authors
Country Intelligence Report coverage
About GlobalData

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