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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 120 million and a fixed-line teledensity of around 17%, Mexico's telecom sector retains significant potential for growth over the next few years. The fixed-line market is still dominated by the incumbent Telmex, with about 80% market share, 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 warrants further regulation in certain sectors, and the company has been fined for obstructing interconnection to other operators. A telecom reform law passed in mid-2013 set up a new regulator and is aimed at removing barriers to foreign investment and 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 on Mexico's fixed-line and digital TV markets, as well as an overview of regulatory developments.

Key developments:

New telecom regulator formed; telecom reform legislation enacted; local loop unbundling awaits approval; strong growth in pay TV subscriptions and increased interest in bundled services; government introduces legislative changes for the telecom sector; Telmex fined for failing to provide interconnection; Mexsat Bicentenario satellite launches; Cablemás and América Móvil launch VoD services; América Móvil makes moves to reduce market dominance; report update includes the regulator's market data report to June 2015, telcos' financial and operating data to Q3 2015, market developments.

Companies covered in this report:

Telcel; Movistar; Iusacell; Teléfonos de México (Telmex); Axtel; Alestra; Maxcom and Marcatel.


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 2015 (e)
Table 2 Telecom revenue and annual growth 2015 (e)
Table 3 Telephone network statistics 2015 (e)
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2016 (e)
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2015 (e)
Table 6 Mobile statistics 2015 (e)
Table 7 National telecommunications authorities
Table 8 Fixed-line traffic 2014 - 2015
Table 9 Average fixed-line traffic per line 2014 - 2015
Table 10 Market share of fixed line traffic by operator 2014 - 2015
Table 11 Telecom market growth 2004 - 2014
Table 12 Telecom sector contribution to GDP 2004 - 2015
Table 13 Telecom sector investment 1999 - 2014
Table 14 Telecom sector revenue and annual growth 1998 - 2014
Table 15 Market share of fixed lines by operator 2014 - 2015
Table 16 Telmex fixed-line subscribers 2009 - 2015
Table 17 Telmex revenue, EBITDA 2011 - 2015
Table 18 Historical - Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity 1996 - 2004
Table 19 Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity 2005 - 2016
Table 20 Length of fibre backbone network 2001- 2012
Table 21 Smart grid technology market revenue 2012- 2020
Chart 1 Telmex revenue, EBITDA 2011 2015
Chart 2 Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity 2005 2015

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