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Mexico - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 63 Pages
  • May 2019
  • Region: Mexico
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 1410840
The Mexican mobile market continues to undergo considerable changes in the wake of regulatory efforts to curb the market dominance of Telcel: the regulator in early 2018 obliged the parent company América Móvil to spin off its fixed business from its mobile unit. Such measures encouraged the entry of AT&T into the market, with its acquisition of Nextel Mexico and Iusacell, and have also resulted in the greater competitive role being played by MVNOs. Telefonia Group, operating as Movistar, sold its units in Guatemala and El Salvador in March 2019 and has also looked at selling its business in Mexico, which could be valued at up to 1.9 billion.

The regulator has also endeavoured to encourage competition through issuing additional spectrum. However, despite these efforts only AT&T Mexico and Telcel were eligible to bid for AWS licences at auction in February 2016, while in mid-2018 only AT&T and Movistar were awarded spectrum in the 2.5GHz band.

In January 2017 the ALTAN consortium was contracted to manage a wholesale mobile network for 20 years, aimed at delivering mobile voice and data to underserved areas. The network was made available for use in March 2018, initially covering about a third of the population and concentrated on Mexico City, Nuevo Leon, Jalisco, Puebla, Michoacan, Colima, Nayarit, Aguascalientes and Guanajuato. By mid-2018 two MVNOs had launched mobile services on the wholesale network, and Virgin Mobile was looking to switch to it from its existing host network.

This report provides an overview of Mexico's mobile market, including a range statistical data as well as subscriber forecasts.

Key Developments:

Telefónica sets up an IoT laboratory in Mexico, AT&T completes NB-IoT network across Mexico;
Regulator makes 600MHz spectrum available for 5G services in Mexico City area;
Regulator awards 2.5GHz spectrum to AT&T and Movistar;
700MHz wholesale network becomes available for telcos;
Payments processor PROSA teams up with Gemalto to provide m-payment services;
América Móvil develops m-payment platform with banks;
Report update includes the regulators market data updates to December 2018, telcos financial and operating data to Q1 2019, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Telcel (América Móvil), AT&T Mexico (Iusacell, Nextel Mexico), Movistar (Telefónica Mexico), Televisa, Globalstar, Unefón, Virgin Mobile, Weex, AT&T Mexico.This product will be updated with the latest data at the time of order. Consequently, dispatch time for this product will be 7-10 business days.

Table of Contents

1 Market analysis
2 Mobile statistics
2.1 General statistics
3 Mobile infrastructure
3.1 4G (LTE)
3.2 2G
3.3 Other infrastructure developments
3.4 Mobile data
3.5 Mobile broadband
3.6 Forecasts mobile subscribers - 2019; 2021; 2023
4 Regulatory issues
4.1 Regulatory authorities
4.2 Spectrum auctions
4.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
4.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
4.5 Roaming
4.6 Telecom legislative reform
5 Major mobile operators
5.1 Telcel
5.2 Movistar
5.3 AT&T Mexico
5.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
6 Mobile content and applications
6.1 M-payment services
6.2 M-banking
7 Related reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2000 2019
Table 2 Mobile market share of subscribers by major operator 2001 2018
Table 3 Mobile market revenue 2001 2018
Table 4 Mobile market investment (MXN) 2013 2018
Table 5 Prepaid / postpaid subscribers 2010 2018
Table 6 Proportion of prepaid / postpaid subscribers 2000 2018
Table 7 Movistar LTE subscribers and penetration 2016 2019
Table 8 SMS traffic 2006 2019
Table 9 Proportion of mobile data traffic by network technology 2015 2018
Table 10 Active mobile broadband subscribers 2009 2019
Table 11 Market share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2014 2018
Table 12 Forecast mobile subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 13 Telcel subscribers and annual change 2000 2019
Table 14 Telcel churn, monthly minutes of use and ARPU 2008 2019
Table 15 Telcel wireless revenue 2010 2019
Table 16 Movistar subscribers 2001 2019
Table 17 Movistar minutes of use and ARPU 2008 2019
Table 18 Movistar financial data 2008 2019
Table 19 AT&T Mexico revenue 2015 2019
Table 20 AT&T Mexico ARPU 2018 2019
Table 21 AT&T Mexico subscribers 2000 2019
List of Charts
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2000 2019
Chart 2 Proportion of mobile data traffic by network technology 2015 2018
Chart 3 Active mobile broadband subscribers 2009 2019
Chart 4 Telcel subscribers and annual change 2000 2019
Chart 5 Movistar financial data 2008 2019

Companies Mentioned

  • Telcel (América Móvil)
  • AT&T Mexico (Iusacell, Nextel Mexico)
  • Movistar (Telefónica Mexico)
  • Televisa
  • Globalstar
  • Unefón
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Weex
  • AT&T Mexico.