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Mexico - Key Statistics, Telecoms Market and Regulatory Overviews

  • August 2014
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 16 pages

With a population of around 109 million and a fixed-line teledensity of around 17%, Mexico's telecom sector retains significant potential for growth over the next 5-10 years. The fixed-line market is still dominated by incumbent Telmex, with about 80% market share, while the mobile market is dominated by Telmex's sister company Telcel, both being owned by América Móvil. The regulator determined that Telmex's dominance warrants further regulation in certain sectors, and the company has been fined for obstructing interconnection to other operators. A telecom reform law passed in mid-2013 set up a new regulator and is aimed at removing barriers to foreign investment and reducing the market share of the dominant operators. These reforms will go far to making Mexico's telecom market more competitive. This report provides statistics on Mexico's fixed-line and digital TV markets, as well as an overview of regulatory developments.

Key Developments:
New telecom regulator formed; telecom reform legislation enacted; local loop unbundling awaits approval; local telephony costs remain the highest in OECD countries; Google TV launches; 25% growth in pay TV subscriptions and increased interest in triple-play services; government introduces legislative changes for the telecom sector; Telmex fined for failing to provide interconnection; Mexsat Bicentenario satellite launches; Cablemás and América Móvil launch VoD services; regulator approves interconnection cost model to 2014; América Móvil makes moves to reduce market dominance; regulator's market data report for 2013; telcos' financial and operating data to Q2 2014; market developments into 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:
Telcel; Movistar; Iusacell; Teléfonos de México (Telmex); Axtel; Alestra; Maxcom and Marcatel.

Table Of Contents

Mexico - Key Statistics, Telecoms Market and Regulatory Overviews
1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country Overview
3.1 Economic background
3.1.1 e-Commerce
3.2 Regulatory environment
3.2.1 Privatisation
3.2.2 Deregulation
3.2.3 Foreign investment rules
3.3 Regulatory authorities
3.4 Telecoms reform
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Background
4.2 Overview
4.3 Fixed-line sector
4.3.1 Background
4.3.2 Overview
4.3.3 Telmex/America Móvil
4.3.4 Fixed-line statistics
4.3.5 National network infrastructure developments
5. Smart grids
5.1 Smart grid technology
6. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2013
Table 2 Telecom revenue and annual growth 2014 (e)
Table 3 Telephone network statistics 2013
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2014 (e)
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2014 (e)
Table 6 Mobile statistics 2014 (e)
Table 7 National telecommunications authorities
Table 8 e-Commerce revenue 2009 - 2014
Table 9 Telecom market growth 2004 - 2014
Table 10 Telecom sector investment 1999 - 2014
Table 11 Telecom sector revenue and annual growth 1998 - 2014
Table 12 Telmex fixed-line subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 13 Telmex revenue, EBITDA 2011 - 2014
Table 14 Historical - Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity 1996 - 2004
Table 15 Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity 2005 - 2013
Table 16 Length of fibre backbone network 2001- 2012
Table 17 Smart grid technology market revenue 2012- 2020
Chart 1 Telmex revenue, EBITDA 2011 2014
Chart 2 Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity 2005 2013

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