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Telecommunications Report Mexico 1st Quarter

  • ID: 4495145
  • Report
  • March 2019
  • Region: Mexico
  • 11 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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Despite being the third-largest mobile market in Latin America, the mobile penetration rate in Mexico is among the lowest in the region, at an estimated 92.7% in 2018. The Economist Intelligence Unit expects this to rise to 111.1% by the end of the 2019-23 forecast period, growing at an annual average rate of 4.9%, supported by declining handset and access costs. Fixed-line connections will grow, albeit at a diminishing rate, averaging 1.1% during 2019-23. The number of internet users will increase at an annual average rate of 5.8%.

Advanced fourth-generation (4G) and fifth-generation (5G) mobile connectivity is being initiated in Mexico. 4G connectivity is expanding rapidly, accounting for 67% of total data traffic in the third quarter of 2018, according to the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT). Almost all remaining connections are still supported through 3G, with 2G accounting for just 0.3% of data traffic in the quarter.

The update to the North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), was signed in November 2018. However, the agreement still needs to be ratified by each of the signatories before coming into effect. There are also plans to have a "Committee on Telecommunications" that will regulate the telecom dealings between the US, Mexico and Canada. The agreement contains several chapters relevant to the telecommunications industry, including measures allowing access to each other's public networks, as well as chapters on digital trade, intellectual property and broadcasting.

Industry List: Connected devices, Telecommunications, Fixed, Telecommunications, Internet, Telecommunications, Mobile, Telecommunications, Telecommunications
Industry Codes (NAIC): 517
Industry Codes (SIC): 48
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Telecommunications Report Mexico 1st Quarter

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