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

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

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.

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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