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.
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.