For those seeking high level strategic information and objective analysis on this region, this report is essential reading and gives further information on:
Forecast growth in select telecommunication markets;
The emerging trends and convergence in the Mexican voice, broadband and digital TV sectors;
How Mexico is faring in terms of global broadband development;
The growth of wireless voice and data and the deployment of 3G and 4G technologies;
Key information on the major telecommunication operators;
Scenario forecasts for the fixed line, mobile, and broadband markets.
BuddeComm’s annual publication, ‘Mexico - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts,’ profiles the fixed-line, mobile and broadband markets in Mexico. It also examines the convergence of these technologies with each other and with digital media such as digital TV and the emergence of new telecommunication services such as VoIP.
Because of Mexico’s geographical position and its strong trading connection with the USA, the economic climate of the country follows that of the USA. Mexico’s principal import and export partner is the USA; hence, when the USA is in recession, Mexico tends to follow. Indeed, the US economy contracted by approximately 0.5% in the third quarter 2008 and a further 1.5% in the fourth quarter, with Mexico following suit at negative growth of 1% for the fourth quarter 2008.
In relation to the telecoms industry specifically, industry growth has long outpaced the broader economic growth. Although growth for 2008 was a healthy 27% (compared with economy-wide growth of 1.3%), the effect of the economic downturn was becoming evident as the year progressed. Industry growth dropped from a record high of 36% in the second quarter 2008, down to 24% in the third quarter and to 14% for the fourth quarter. This trend is expected to continue through 2009 before increasing again in 2010.
The implementation of mobile number portability in mid-2008 together with the planned wireless spectrum auctions in 2009 are expected to boost competition in the mobile market and facilitate the launch of next generation mobile technology. The predominance of mobile phones over fixed lines, prevalent in all of Latin America, is expected to continue in Mexico.
This report provides overviews, analyses and detailed statistics of the Mexican fixed-line, mobile and broadband markets including developments in emerging technologies such as wireless broadband and VoIP and scenario forecasts for the fixed-line, mobile, and broadband markets.