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– Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators – Statistics and Analyses”

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

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 America Mvil 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.

Key Developments:

  • Telefnica 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
  • Amrica Mvil 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

Key Topics Covered:

1. Synopsis

2. Market analysis

3. Mobile statistics

3.1 General statistics

4. Mobile infrastructure

4.1 4G (LTE)

4.2 Other infrastructure developments

4.2.1 Open networks

4.2.2 Satellite mobile

4.2.3 IoT

4.3 Mobile data

4.3.1 SMS and MMS

4.4 Mobile broadband

4.5 Forecasts mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023

5. Regulatory issues

5.1 Regulatory authorities

5.2 Spectrum auctions

5.2.1 2.5GHz spectrum

5.2.2 700MHz spectrum

5.2.3 AWS spectrum

5.2.4 600MHz

5.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)

5.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

5.5 Roaming

5.6 Telecom legislative reform

6. Major mobile operators

6.1 Telcel

6.2 Movistar

6.3 AT&T Mexico

6.3.1 Grupo Iusacell

6.3.2 Unefn

6.3.3 Nextel de Mexico

6.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)

7. Mobile content and applications

7.1 M-payment services

7.2 M-banking

For more information about this report visit

Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
[email protected]
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