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 to the dominant player Telmex, which still accounts for the lion's share of subscribers, legislation introduced in 2014 will reduce the operator's market share to below 50%, as it also will with its sister company Telcel in the mobile sector. The pay TV sector is similarly concentrated, with Grupo Televisa the dominant player in cable TV as also in satellite TV, where it is a major shareholder in Sky Mexico.
Despite market concentration, there are significant changes under way. The main cable TV providers, Megacable, Cablemás and Cablevisión, 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, will enable the company to build up its service offerings. 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 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.
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.