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Mexico - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses- Product Image
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Mexico - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4618111
  • Report
  • February 2021
  • Region: Mexico
  • 224 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
Mexico Preps for 600MHz Auction for Mobile Broadband Use

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alestra
  • Cablemás
  • CFE
  • Grupo Televisa
  • Marcatel
  • Maxcom
  • MORE
Mexican Senate proposes new regulator to merge the antitrust, telecom and energy agencies

With a population approaching 125 million and with relatively low broadband and mobile penetration, Mexico's telecom sector retains significant potential for growth. The market is still dominated by the incumbent Telmex and by Grupo Televisa, which together retain about two thirds of subscribers overall. A sector regulator set up in 2013 has enforced measures aimed at removing barriers to foreign investment and at reducing the market share of these dominant operators. The reforms are helping to make Mexico's telecom market more competitive.

The Senate's multi-party coordination body in June 2020 proposed a merger between three agencies COFECE, the IFT and the CRE into a single agency, which would require an amendment to articles 27 and 28 of the Constitution. Such a merger could make the market less competitive, and discourage foreign investment.

In the fixed broadband sector significant changes are underway, with the main cable TV providers Megacable and Grupo Televisa widening their bundled services offerings, and with some important market consolidation. The fibre sector has shown particularly strong growth during the last two years as the key operators expand their network reach beyond the core densely urban areas.

The mobile market also continues to undergo considerable changes in the wake of regulatory efforts to curb the market dominance of Telcel. Although the MVNO segment has only a very small market share, it continues to attract investment, and new players enter the market each year. A wholesale mobile network operating in the 700MHz band was set up in 2018 and will reach the vast majority of the population by 2025. Developments in 5G have been slow given the existing capacity of LTE, though the auction of spectrum in the 600MHz band (among the first globally) later in 2021 will stimulate the sector as operators launch services.

The coronavirus lockdowns resulted in a decline in revenue for all operators during 2020, though there was a rebound for some of them in the third quarter. The sector will remain under some fiscal strain for the remainder of 2021. Companies with e-commerce offerings, too, have reported a significant growth in sales due to social distancing measures.

This report provides statistics and analyses on Mexico's fixed-line market, as well as an overview of regulatory developments. The report also reviews the mobile market, including a range of statistical data as well as subscriber forecasts. In addition, the report covers the fixed and mobile broadband sectors, including an assessment of technological and regulatory developments.

The publisher notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus is continuing to have a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key Developments:
  • Senate proposes merger between the agencies COFECE, IFT and CRE;
  • AT&T Mexico returns a portion of its mobile spectrum in the 800MHz band;
  • Movistar relinquishes its full holding of 1900MHz and 2500MHz spectrum;
  • Telcel acquires another 50MHz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz band from Axtel;
  • Codi enables consumers to make NFC and QR payments via their mobile banking apps;
  • MVNO Exis Telecom launches services;
  • Coronavirus pandemic leading to boosts in e-commerce;
The report update includes the regulator's market data report to June 2020, telcos' financial and operating data to Q3 2020, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of Covid-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

América Móvil (Telcel, Telmex), Megacable, Cablemás, Cablevisión, Grupo Televisa, Maxcom, Sistemas Interactivos de Telecomunicaciones (SIT), Axtel, Megafón, InterCable, CFE, , AT&T Mexico (Iusacell, Nextel Mexico), Movistar (Telefónica Mexico), Globalstar, Unefón, Virgin Mobile, Weex, Alestra, Maxcom, Marcatel.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alestra
  • Cablemás
  • CFE
  • Grupo Televisa
  • Marcatel
  • Maxcom
  • MORE
1 Key statistics

2 Regional Latin America Market Comparison
2.1 Telecom Maturity Index by tier
2.2 TMI versus GDP
2.3 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
2.4 Fixed and mobile broadband penetration

3 Country overview

4 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
4.1 Economic considerations and responses
4.2 Mobile devices
4.3 Subscribers
4.4 Infrastructure

5 Telecommunications market
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Market analysis
5.3 Telecoms reform

6 Regulatory environment
6.1 Regulatory authorities
6.2 Fixed-line developments
6.3 Mobile network developments

7 Mobile market
7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Mobile statistics
7.3 Mobile infrastructure
7.4 Digital networks
7.5 Other infrastructure developments
7.6 Mobile data
7.7 Mobile broadband
7.8 Major mobile operators
7.9 Mobile content and applications

8 Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Market analysis and statistical overview
8.2 Government support
8.3 Broadband statistics
8.4 Fixed-line broadband technologies

9 Fixed network operators
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Telmex/América Móvil
9.3 Megacable
9.4 Grupo Televisa

10 Telecommunications infrastructure
10.1 Overview of the national telecom network
10.2 National network infrastructure developments
10.3 International infrastructure

11 Smart infrastructure
11.1 Smart grid technology
11.2 Smart cities
11.3 E-Government
11.4 E-Commerce
11.5 Data centres

12 Glossary of abbreviations

13 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Mexico 2020 (e)
Table 2 Change in the number of employed in the telecom sector 2011 2019
Table 3 Change in telecom sector's contribution to GDP 2009 2020
Table 4 Share of telecom market revenue by sector 2017- 2018
Table 5 Change in telecom revenue and annual growth 2009 - 2019
Table 6 Development of fixed-line and mobile sector revenue 2010 2018
Table 7 Foreign investment in telecoms 2011 2020
Table 8 Overall investment in telecoms 2013 2019
Table 9 Distribution of mobile spectrum by licensee August 2020
Table 10 Increase in the number of mobile number of portings 2009 2018
Table 11 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 12 Change in mobile market share of subscribers by major operator 2009 2019
Table 13 Development of mobile market revenue and investment 2009 2018
Table 14 Development of the number of repaid / postpaid subscribers 2010 2019
Table 15 Change in the proportion of prepaid / postpaid subscribers 2010 2019
Table 16 Distribution of spectrum by band 2020
Table 17 Distribution of spectrum by operator 2020
Table 18 Growth in the number of Movistar's LTE subscribers and penetration 2016 2019
Table 19 Decline in SMS traffic 2006 2020
Table 20 Change in the proportion of mobile data traffic by network technology 2015 2019
Table 21 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 22 Change in the market share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2014 2019
Table 23 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers by main operator 2013 2019
Table 24 Growth in the number of Telcel's subscribers and annual change 2009 2020
Table 25 Development of Telcel's churn, monthly minutes of use and ARPU 2008 2020
Table 26 Change in the number of Telcel's prepaid and contract subscribers (million) 2009 2020
Table 27 Development of Telcel's wireless revenue 2010 2020
Table 28 Growth in the number of Movistar's mobile subscribers 2009 2019
Table 29 Movistar minutes of use and ARPU 2008 2019
Table 30 Development of Movistar's financial data 2006 2020
Table 31 AT&T Mexico revenue 2015 2020
Table 32 AT&T Mexico ARPU 2018 2020
Table 33 Growth in the number of AT&T Mexico's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Table 34 Growth in the number of MVNO subscribers and market share 2014 2019
Table 35 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by main MVNO 2014 2019
Table 36 Change in the proportion of broadband lines by data rates 2014 2019
Table 37 Change in the number of fixed broadband lines by data rates 2017 2019
Table 38 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 39 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by operator 2014 2019
Table 40 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by platform 2014 2019
Table 41 Growth in the number of cable modem broadband subscribers 2009 2019
Table 42 Growth in the number of Megacable's cable modem subscribers 2010 2020
Table 43 Change in Megacable's ARPU 2010 2020
Table 44 Growth in the number of Cablemás's cable modem subscribers 2009 2019
Table 45 Change in the number of Televisa's RGUs by sector 2016 2020
Table 46 Growth in the number of Cablevisión's cable broadband subscribers 2009 2019
Table 47 Decline in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2010 2020
Table 48 Growth in the number of Infinitum's DSL subscribers 2010 2020
Table 49 Growth in the number of FttP broadband subscribers 2013 2019
Table 50 Decline in the number of wireless broadband subscribers 2013 2020
Table 51 Change in the number of satellite broadband subscribers 2013 2019
Table 52 Change in market share of fixed lines by operator 2014 2019
Table 53 Change in the number of Telmex's fixed-line RGUs 2009 2020
Table 54 Decline in the number of Telmex's fixed-line subscribers 2015 2020
Table 55 Development of Telmex's revenue, EBITDA 2009 2020
Table 56 Development of Megacable's revenue by sector 2010 2020
Table 57 Growth in the number of Megacable's fixed-line subscribers 2012 2020
Table 58 Decline in Megacable's fixed-line ARPU 2012 2020
Table 59 Growth in the number of Televisa's telephony subscribers 2016 2020
Table 60 Development of Televisa's financial data 2017 2020
Table 61 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Table 62 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2000 2009
Table 63 Historic - Proportion of prepaid / postpaid subscribers 2000 2009
Table 64 Historic - DSL broadband subscribers 2001 2009
Table 65 Historic - Mobile market share of subscribers by major operator 2001 2009
Table 66 Historic - Mobile market revenue 2001 2009
Table 67 Historic - Telecom revenue and annual growth 1998 - 2009
Table 68 Historic - Internet users and annual change - 2000 2018
Table 69 Historic - Dial-up internet subscribers 2000 2012
Table 70 Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2003 2009
Table 71 Historic - Average fixed-line traffic per line 2014 2016
Table 72 Historic - Market share of fixed line traffic by operator 2014 2016
Table 73 Historic - Telecom sector contribution to GDP 2004 2009
Table 74 Historic - cable modem broadband subscribers 2001 2009
Table 75 Historical - Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity 1996 2009
Table 76 Historic - Megacable cable modem subscribers 2001 2009
Table 77 Historic - Cablemás cable modem subscribers 2002 2009
Table 78 Historic - Cablemás financial data 2012 2014
Table 79 Telcel Historic - subscribers and annual change 2000 2009
Table 80 Historic - AT&T Mexico subscribers 2000 2009
Table 81 Historic - Movistar subscribers 2001 2009
Table 82 Historic - Infinitum DSL subscribers 2002 2009
Table 83 Historic - Cablevisión cable broadband subscribers 2002 2009
Table 84 Historic - Development of mobile sector revenue 2000 2009
Table 85 Historic - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2000 2009
Table 86 Historic - Change in mobile market share of subscribers by major operators 2001 2009
Table 87 Historic - Development of mobile market revenue and investment 2001 2009
Table 88 Historic - Cablevisión cable broadband subscribers 2006 2009
Table 89 Historic - Development of the number of repaid / postpaid subscribers 2000 2009
Table 90 Historic - Growth in the number of Movistar's mobile subscribers 2001 2009
Table 91 Historic - Development of Movistar's financial data 2006 2009
Table 92 Historic - Growth in the number of AT&T Mexico's mobile subscribers 2000 2009
Table 93 Historic - Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2003 2009
Table 94 Historic - Growth in the number of cable modem broadband subscribers 2001 2009
Table 95 Historic - Growth in the number of Megacable's cable modem subscribers 2001 2009
Table 96 Historic - Change in Megacable's ARPU 2007 2009
Table 97 Historic - Decline in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2001 2009
Table 98 Historic - Growth in the number of Infinitum's DSL subscribers 2002 2009
Table 99 Historic - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 1996 2009

List of Charts
Chart 1 Latin America Overall Telecoms Maturity Index
Chart 2 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders Category
Chart 3 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers Category
Chart 4 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Laggards Category
Chart 5 South America Telecoms Maturity Index by country
Chart 6 Central America Telecoms Maturity Index by country
Chart 7 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 8 South America mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 9 Latin America fixed broadband penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 10 Change in the number of employed in the telecom sector 2011 2019
Chart 11 Change in telecom revenue and annual growth 2009 - 2019
Chart 12 Development of fixed-line and mobile sector revenue 2010 2018
Chart 13 Overall investment in telecoms 2013 2019
Chart 14 Increase in the number of mobile number of portings 2009 2018
Chart 15 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 16 Change in mobile market share of subscribers by major operator 2010 2019
Chart 17 Development of mobile market revenue and investment 2010 2018
Chart 18 Development of the number of prepaid / postpaid subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 19 Change in the proportion of prepaid / postpaid subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 20 Growth in the number of Movistar's LTE subscribers and penetration 2016 2019
Chart 21 Change in the proportion of mobile data traffic by network technology 2015 2019
Chart 22 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 23 Change in the market share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2014 2019
Chart 24 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers by main operator 2013 2019
Chart 25 Growth in the number of Telcel's subscribers and annual change 2010 2020
Chart 26 Change in the number of Telcel's prepaid and contract subscribers 2009 2020
Chart 27 Development of Telcel's wireless revenue 2009 2020
Chart 28 Growth in the number of Movistar's mobile subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 29 Development of Movistar's financial data 2006 2020
Chart 30 Growth in the number of AT&T Mexico's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 31 Growth in the number of MVNO subscribers and market share 2014 2019
Chart 32 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by main MVNO 2014 2019
Chart 33 Change in the proportion of broadband lines by data rates 2014 2019
Chart 34 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 35 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by operator 2014 2019
Chart 36 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by platform 2014 2019
Chart 37 Growth in the number of cable modem broadband subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 38 Growth in the number of Megacable's cable modem subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 39 Change in Megacable's ARPU 2010 2020
Chart 40 Growth in the number of Cablemás's cable modem subscribers 2009 2019
Chart 41 Change in the number of Televisa's RGUs by sector 2016 2020
Chart 42 Growth in the number of Cablevisión's cable broadband subscribers 2009 2019
Chart 43 Decline in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 44 Growth in the number of Infinitum's DSL subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 45 Growth in the number of FttP broadband subscribers 2013 2019
Chart 46 Change in market share of fixed lines by operator 2014 2019
Chart 47 Change in the number of Telmex's fixed-line RGUs 2009 2020
Chart 48 Development of Telmex's revenue, EBITDA 2009 2020
Chart 49 Development of Megacable's revenue by sector 2010 2020
Chart 50 Growth in the number of Megacable's fixed-line subscribers 2012 2020
Chart 51 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 South America - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 Central America - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
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  • América Móvil (Telcel, Telmex)
  • Megacable
  • Cablemás
  • Cablevisión
  • Grupo Televisa
  • Maxcom
  • Sistemas Interactivos de Telecomunicaciones (SIT)
  • Axtel
  • Megafón
  • InterCable
  • CFE
  • AT&T Mexico (Iusacell, Nextel Mexico)
  • Movistar (Telefónica Mexico)
  • Globalstar
  • Unefón
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Weex
  • Alestra
  • Maxcom
  • Marcatel
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