Mexico - Broadband and Digital TV Markets - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts
The broadband sector one of the highest growth areas in Mexico's telecoms market. Although it suffers from a lack of competition to the dominant player Telmex, which still accounts for the lion's share of subscribers, legislation introduced in 2014 should reduce the operator's market dominance, as it also will with its sister company America Movil in the mobile sector. The main cable TV providers, Megacable, Cablemás and Cablevisión, have begun to broaden their bundled services offerings including cable TV, broadband and telephony, and as a result their broadband subscriber base has grown steadily in recent years. Nevertheless, there is significant scope for further market development given that the country's broadband penetration is less than half of the OECD average and consumer prices remain among the highest in the OECD. This report provides an overview of Mexico's broadband and internet market, accompanied by relevant statistical data and subscriber forecasts to 2020.
Megacable seeks MXN120 million compensation for return of unused spectrum in the 2.5GHz band; Mexico's first local Internet Exchange Point opens in Mexico City; cable operators report lower churn resulting from take up of bundles; Smart Grid deployments gathering pace further substantial WiMAX investments made; government's CompuApoyo initiative targets 1.7 million homes for computers and broadband access; Hughes delivers national satellite broadband network; regulator's market data updates; telcos' financial and operating data to Q2 2014; market developments to mid-2014.