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Mexico - Broadband and Digital Media Market - Statistics and Analyses

Mexico - Broadband and Digital Media Market - Statistics and Analyses

The broadband sector is one of the highest growth areas in Mexico's telecoms market. Although it suffers from a lack of competition, with the dominant player Telmex still accounting for the lion's share of subscribers, legislation introduced in 2014 is aimed at reducing the operator's share to below 50%. The same is true for its sister company Telcel in the mobile sector. The pay TV sector is similarly concentrated, with Grupo Televisa the dominant player in the cable TV sector as also in the satellite TV sector, where it is a major shareholder in Sky Mexico.

Despite market concentration there are significant changes under way. The main cable TV providers, Megacable and Grupo Televisa (which incorporates Cablemás and Cablevisión, among other regional players), are broadening their bundled services offerings to include cable TV, broadband and telephony, and as a result their subscriber bases have grown steadily in recent years. In addition, the entry of AT&T to the mobile market, following its acquisitions of Nextel and Iusacell, has enabled the company to build up its service offerings. On a larger scale the company is developing a regional market incorporating Mexico and the US, relying on scale to improve its competitive clout. There remains significant scope for further market development given that the country's broadband penetration is relatively low, while consumer prices remain high.

This report provides an overview of Mexico's broadband and internet market, accompanied by relevant statistical data and subscriber forecasts.

Key developments:

Mexico's first local Internet Exchange Point opens in Mexico City; cable operators report lower churn resulting from customer take-up of bundles; further substantial WiMAX investments made; Hughes delivers national satellite broadband network; report update includes the regulator's market data updates to March 2017, telcos' financial and operating data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telmex, Megacable, Cablemás, Cablevisión, Grupo Televisa, Maxcom, Sistemas Interactivos de Telecomunicaciones (SIT), Axtel, Megafón, InterCable, CFE.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Government support
2.2.1 Municipal broadband
2.3 Broadband statistics
2.4 Access
2.5 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
2.5.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
3.1 Megacable
3.2 Cablemás
3.3 Cablevisión
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
4.1 Prodigy Infinitum (Telmex)
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
6. Other fixed broadband services
6.1 Wi-Fi
6.2 WiMAX
6.3 Internet via satellite
6.4 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
7. Digital media
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Bundled services
7.3 Cable TV (CATV)
7.4 Videostreaming
7.5 Direct-to-Home (DTH) Satellite TV
7.6 Pay TV statistics
7.7 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
8. Related reports
Table 1 Proportion of broadband lines by data rates 2014 - 2017
Table 2 Internet users and annual change - 2000 2018
Table 3 Historic - Dial-up internet subscribers 2000 - 2012
Table 4 Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2003 - 2018
Table 5 Market share of broadband subscribers by operator 2014 - 2017
Table 6 Market share of broadband subscribers by platform 2014 - 2017
Table 7 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 8 Cable modem broadband subscribers 2001 2017
Table 9 Megacable cable modem subscribers 2001 2017
Table 10 Megacable ARPU 2007 - 2017
Table 11 Megacable revenue by sector 2010 - 2017
Table 12 Cablemás cable modem subscribers and annual change 2002 2017
Table 13 Historic - Cablemás financial data 2012 2014
Table 14 Cablevisión cable broadband subscribers 2002 2017
Table 15 DSL broadband subscribers 2001 2017
Table 16 - Prodigy Infinitum DSL subscribers 2002 2017
Table 17 FttP broadband subscribers 2013 2017
Table 18 Wireless broadband subscribers 2013 2017
Table 19 Satellite broadband subscribers 2013 2017
Table 20 Market share of pay TV subscribers by operator 2014 - 2017
Table 21 Market share of pay TV subscribers by platform 2014 - 2016
Table 22 Market share of cable TV subscribers by operator 2014 - 2017
Table 23 Historical - Cable TV subscribers 1998 - 2009
Table 24 Cable TV subscribers 2010 - 2017
Table 25 Megacable TV subscribers 2010 - 2017
Table 26 Axtel subscribers by platform 2014 - 2017
Table 27 Historical - Satellite TV subscribers 1998 - 2009
Table 28 Satellite TV subscribers by provider 2013 - 2017
Table 29 Satellite TV subscribers 2010 - 2017
Table 30 Satellite TV revenue 2006 - 2016
Table 31 Televisa video subscribers by platform (pre-merger) 2010 - 2015
Table 32 Grupo Televisa RGUs by service 2013 - 2017
Table 33 Grupo Televisa financial data 2013 - 2017
Table 34 Pay TV subscribers and penetration rate 1998 - 2016
Chart 1 Proportion of broadband accesses by platform 2014 2017
Chart 2 Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2003 2018
Chart 3 Megacable revenue by sector 2010 2017
Chart 4 Grupo Televisa RGUs by service 2013 2017

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