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Mexico - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alestra
  • Cablemás
  • CFE
  • Grupo Televisa
  • Marcatel
  • Maxcom

Mexico’s wholesale mobile network operator secures bankruptcy protection

Mexico’s mobile is developing steadily, with a slight increase in the number of subscribers in 2020, year-on-year. Stronger growth is anticipated for 2021 as subscribers continue to respond to demands resulting from various measures introduced to combat the pandemic.

 

The slow start of 5G in the country has not been helped by the disinterest among players to secure spectrum. At an auction of unused spectrum held in October 2021 only two operators made bids, and the state raised only MXN1.35 billion. This was an indication of operator hostility to the high price which the state has demanded for spectrum, as well as high annual fees.

 

In a bid to develop the 5G sector, the regulator recently proposed that the cost of 5G-suitable spectrum should be reduced, and that 800MHz and 850MHz concessions should be divided up into 65 zones, thereby encouraging smaller-scale investment. This was aimed at securing the involvement of smaller operators with tighrter budgets.

 

These smaller operators have largely benefitted from the wholesale network (using spectrum in the 700MHz) which has been managed by the ALTAN consortium since 2018. The government estimated that the shared network could reduce consumer prices by 12% to 16%. The consortium was obliged to provide 70% population coverage by January 2021 (a target which it missed), and about 92% by January 2024.

 

However, ALTAN ran into financial difficulties and filed for bankruptcy protection in mid-2021. This was granted in late 2021, which has enabled the company to renegotiate its debts.

 

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alestra
  • Cablemás
  • CFE
  • Grupo Televisa
  • Marcatel
  • Maxcom

Key Statistics
Regional Latin America Market Comparison
  • Market characteristics
  • Market Leaders
  • Market Challengers
  • Market Emergents
  • TMI versus GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration

Country overview
Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market
  • Historical overview
  • Market analysis
  • Telecoms reform

Regulatory environment
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Fixed-line developments
  • Mobile network developments

Mobile market
  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Digital networks
  • Other infrastructure developments
  • Mobile data
  • Mobile broadband
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile content and applications

Fixed-line broadband market
  • Market analysis and statistical overview
  • Government support
  • Broadband statistics
  • Fixed-line broadband technologies

Fixed network operators
  • Introduction
  • Telmex/América Móvil
  • Megacable
  • Grupo Televisa

Telecommunications infrastructure
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • National network infrastructure developments
  • International infrastructure

Smart infrastructure
  • Smart grid technology
  • Smart cities
  • E-Government
  • E-Commerce
  • Data centres

Glossary of abbreviationsRelated Reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Mexico 2021 (e)
Table 2 Change in the number of employed in the telecom sector 2011 2020
Table 3 Change in telecom sector's contribution to GDP 2011 2020
Table 4 Share of telecom market revenue by sector 2010 2020
Table 5 Change in telecom revenue and annual growth 2011 2020
Table 6 Development of fixed-line and mobile sector revenue (MXN billion) 2010 2020
Table 7 Foreign investment in telecoms 2011 2020
Table 8 Overall investment in telecoms 2013 2020
Table 9 Increase in the number of mobile number of portings 2009 2021
Table 10 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 11 Change in mobile market share of subscribers by major operator 2011 2020
Table 12 Development of mobile market revenue and investment (MXN billion) 2011 2020
Table 13 Development of the number of prepaid / postpaid subscribers (million) 2011 2020
Table 14 Change in the proportion of prepaid / postpaid subscribers 2011 2020
Table 15 Growth in the number of Movistar's LTE subscribers and penetration 2016 2019
Table 16 Decline in SMS traffic 2011 2021
Table 17 Change in the proportion of mobile data traffic by network technology 2015 2020
Table 18 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 19 Change in the market share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2014 2020
Table 20 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers by main operator (million) 2013 2020
Table 21 Growth in the number of Telcel's subscribers and annual change 2011 2021
Table 22 Development of Telcel's churn, monthly minutes of use and ARPU 2011 2021
Table 23 Change in the number of Telcel's prepaid and contract subscribers (million) 2009 2021
Table 24 Development of Telcel's wireless revenue 2010 2021
Table 25 Growth in the number of Movistar's mobile subscribers (million) 2011 2019
Table 26 Movistar minutes of use and ARPU 2008 2019
Table 27 Development of Movistar's mobile service revenue ( million) 2011 2019
Table 28 Development of Movistar's financial data ( million) 2014 2021
Table 29 AT&T Mexico revenue 2015 2021
Table 30 AT&T Mexico ARPU 2018 2021
Table 31 Growth in the number of AT&T Mexico's mobile subscribers (million) 2011 2021
Table 32 MVNO share of the mobile market by subscribers 2014 2020
Table 33 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by main MVNO 2014 2020
Table 34 Change in the proportion of broadband lines by data rates 2014 2020
Table 35 Change in the number of fixed broadband lines by data rates 2017 2020
Table 36 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 37 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by operator 2014 2020
Table 38 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by platform 2014 2020
Table 39 Growth in the number of cable modem broadband subscribers 2011 2020
Table 40 Growth in the number of Megacable's cable modem subscribers 2011 2020
Table 41 Change in Megacable's ARPU (MXN / month) 2011 2020
Table 42 Growth in the number of Cablemás's cable modem subscribers 2011 2020
Table 43 Change in the number of Televisa's RGUs by sector (thousand) 2016 2021
Table 44 Growth in the number of Cablevisión's cable broadband subscribers 2009 2020
Table 45 Decline in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2011 2020
Table 46 Growth in the number of Infinitum's DSL subscribers 2011 2021
Table 47 Growth in the number of FttP broadband subscribers 2013 2020
Table 48 Decline in the number of wireless broadband subscribers 2013 2020
Table 49 Change in the number of satellite broadband subscribers 2013 2020
Table 50 Change in market share of fixed lines by operator 2014 2020
Table 51 Change in the number of Telmex's fixed-line RGUs 2009 2021
Table 52 Decline in the number of Telmex's fixed-line subscribers 2014 2021
Table 53 Development of Telmex's revenue, EBITDA (MXN billion) 2009 2021
Table 54 Growth of Megacable's revenue by sector (MXN million) 2010 2020
Table 55 Growth in the number of Megacable's fixed-line subscribers 2012 2020
Table 56 Decline in Megacable's fixed-line ARPU 2012 2020
Table 57 Growth in the number of Televisa's telephony subscribers 2016 2021
Table 58 Development of Televisa's financial data (MXN million) 2017 2021
Table 59 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Table 60 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2000 2010
Table 61 Historic - Proportion of prepaid / postpaid subscribers 2000 2010
Table 62 Historic - DSL broadband subscribers 2001 2010
Table 63 Historic - Mobile market share of subscribers by major operator 2001 2010
Table 64 Historic - Mobile market revenue 2001 2010
Table 65 Historic - Telecom revenue and annual growth 1998 2010
Table 66 Historic - Internet users and annual change 2000 2018
Table 67 Historic - Dial-up internet subscribers 2000 2012
Table 68 Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2003 2010
Table 69 Historic - Average fixed-line traffic per line 2014 2016
Table 70 Historic - Market share of fixed line traffic by operator 2014 2016
Table 71 Historic - Telecom sector contribution to GDP 2004 2010
Table 72 Historic - cable modem broadband subscribers 2001 2010
Table 73 Historic - Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity 1996 2010
Table 74 Historic - Megacable cable modem subscribers 2001 2010
Table 75 Historic - Cablemás cable modem subscribers 2002 2010
Table 76 Historic - Cablemás financial data (MXN million) 2012 2014
Table 77 Historic - Telcel subscribers and annual change 2000 2010
Table 78 Historic - AT&T Mexico subscribers 2000 2010
Table 79 Historic - Infinitum DSL subscribers 2002 2010
Table 80 Historic - Cablevisión cable broadband subscribers 2002 2010
Table 81 Historic - Decline in SMS traffic 2006 2010
Table 82 Historic - Growth in the number of Movistar's mobile subscribers 2001 2010
Table 83 Historic - Development of Movistar's financial data ( million) 2006 2010
Table 84 Historic - Change in Megacable's ARPU (MXN / month) 2007 2010
Table 85 Historic - Development of Telcel's churn, monthly minutes of use and ARPU 2008 2010
List of Charts
Chart 1 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders
Chart 2 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers
Chart 3 Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents
Chart 4 Latin America - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
Chart 5 Latin America Mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 South America mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 7 Central America mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 8 South America Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 9 Central America Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 10 Change in the number of employed in the telecom sector 2011 2020
Chart 11 Change in telecom revenue and annual growth 2011 2020
Chart 12 Development of fixed-line and mobile sector revenue 2010 2020
Chart 13 Overall investment in telecoms 2013 2020
Chart 14 Increase in the number of mobile number of portings 2009 2021
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 2011 2020
Chart 17 Development of mobile market revenue and investment 2011 2020
Chart 18 Development of the number of prepaid / postpaid subscribers 2011 2020
Chart 19 Change in the proportion of prepaid / postpaid subscribers 2011 2020
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 2020
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 2020
Chart 24 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers by main operator 2013 2020
Chart 25 Growth in the number of Telcel's subscribers and annual change 2011 2021
Chart 26 Change in the number of Telcel's prepaid and contract subscribers 2009 2021
Chart 27 Development of Telcel's wireless revenue 2010 2021
Chart 28 Growth in the number of Movistar's mobile subscribers 2011 2019
Chart 29 Development of Movistar's mobile service revenue ( million) 2011 2019
Chart 30 Development of Movistar's financial data ( million) 2014 2021
Chart 31 Growth in the number of AT&T Mexico's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 32 MVNO share of the mobile market by subscribers 2014 2020
Chart 33 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by main MVNO 2014 2020
Chart 34 Change in the proportion of broadband lines by data rates 2014 2020
Chart 35 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 36 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by operator 2014 2020
Chart 37 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by platform 2014 2020
Chart 38 Growth in the number of cable modem broadband subscribers 2011 2020
Chart 39 Growth in the number of Megacable's cable modem subscribers 2011 2020
Chart 40 Change in Megacable's ARPU 2011 2020
Chart 41 Growth in the number of Cablemás's cable modem subscribers 2011 2020
Chart 42 Change in the number of Televisa's RGUs by sector 2016 2021
Chart 43 Growth in the number of Cablevisión's cable broadband subscribers 2009 2020
Chart 44 Decline in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2011 2020
Chart 45 Growth in the number of Infinitum's DSL subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 46 Growth in the number of FttP broadband subscribers 2013 2020
Chart 47 Change in market share of fixed lines by operator 2014 2020
Chart 48 Change in the number of Telmex's fixed-line RGUs 2009 2021
Chart 49 Development of Telmex's revenue, EBITDA 2009 2021
Chart 50 Growth of Megacable's revenue by sector 2010 2020
Chart 51 Growth in the number of Megacable's fixed-line subscribers 2012 2020
Chart 52 Development of Televisa's financial data (MXN million) 2017 2021
Chart 53 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Map of Telecom Maturity Index global ranking among countries in Latin America
Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 3 Latin America Market Leaders and market developments
Exhibit 4 Latin America Market Challengers and market developments
Exhibit 5 Latin America Market Emergents and market developments
Exhibit 6 Distribution of mobile spectrum by licensee August 2020
Exhibit 7 Distribution of spectrum by band 2020
Exhibit 8 Distribution of spectrum by operator 2020
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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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