Mexico Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

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Mexico Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Overview

The total telecom and pay-TV service revenue in Mexico increased to $22.7 billion in 2022. The market size growth has been estimated to progress at a CAGR of more than 3% for 2022-2027, driven by constant developments in fixed broadband and mobile data segments. The Mexico Telecom Services market growth is also attributed to Mexico’s national development plan for 2019-2024, aimed at expanding internet coverage to 100% of the country’s population.

Mexico Telecom Services Market Outlook, 2022-2027 ($ Billion)

Mexico Telecom Services Market Outlook, 2022-2027 ($ Billion)

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The ‘Mexico Telecom Operators Country Intelligence’ report provides an executive-level overview of the telecom services market in Mexico today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2027. Published annually, the report provides a detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics, and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile, and pay-TV markets, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

Market Size 2022 $22.7 billion
CAGR >3%
Forecast Period 2022-2027
Telecom Service Segment Mobile Services, Fixed Voice Services, Fixed-Broadband Services, and Pay-TV services
Leading Companies America Movil, Movistar, AT&T Mexico, Megacable, Grupo Televisa, Total Play, Sky Mexico


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Mexico Telecom Services Market Regulatory Highlights

In March 2023, IFT granted a license to the Federal Electricity Commission to operate as a wholesale operator, leasing network capacity, infrastructure, and telecommunication services to permitted firms. The telecom regulator aims to use the infrastructure to expand mobile services to underserved areas throughout Mexico.

Mexico Telecom Services Market Analysis by Service

  • Mobile Services
  • Fixed Services
  • Pay-TV Services

Mexico Telecom Services Market Share by Service, 2022-2027 (%)

Mexico Telecom Services Market Share by Service, 2022-2027 (%)

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Mobile Services Market in Mexico – Deep Dive

Smartphone subscriptions in Mexico will grow at a CAGR of 8.1%, supported by mobile data adoption, multi-SIM ownership, and increasing availability of affordable smartphones, with easy installment options and discount on device-bundled plans offered by MNOs.

Mobile monthly churn will decline during 2022-2027, supported by the expansion of the postpaid subscriber base (including M2M/IoT) and MNOs offering additional benefits with their prepaid plans. Also, loyalty and reward programs such as Movistar Loyalty can contribute to user retention.

The Mexico telecom services market research report offers mobile services segment coverage on the following KPIs:

  • Subscription & User Analysis
  • Subscription Analysis by Device Type, Payment Type and Technology Type
  • Churn Analysis
  • Voice & Data Usage Analysis
  • Mobile Subscription Market Share Analysis
  • Revenue Analysis & ARPU Analysis

Fixed Services Market in Mexico - Deep Dive

The number of fixed broadband lines will increase at a 5.3% CAGR, supported by steady growth in cable internet and fixed-wireless access (FWA) lines and strong growth in FTTH/B subscriptions, on the back of fiber broadband network coverage expansion initiatives.

The Mexico telecom services market research report offers fixed services segment coverage on the following KPIs:

  • Fixed Voice & Fixed Broadband Penetration Analysis
  • Subscription Trends Analysis by Access Lines
  • Subscription Analysis by Technology
  • Fixed Subscription Market Share Analysis
  • Revenue Analysis & ARPU Analysis

Pay-TV Services Market in Mexico - Deep Dive

Pay-TV service revenue in Mexico will remain relatively flat over the next years and is expected to increase marginally at a 0.2% CAGR.

The Mexico telecom services market research report offers pay-TV services segment coverage on the following KPIs:

  • Pay-TV Household Penetration Analysis
  • Subscription Analysis by Technology Type
  • Pay-TV Subscription Market Share Analysis
  • Revenue Analysis & ARPU Analysis

Mexico Telecom Services Market - Competitive Landscape

America Movil (Telcel) led the mobile market in Mexico in 2022. America Movil is projected to remain as the main operator in terms of mobile subscriptions due to its strong foothold in both prepaid and postpaid segments, as well as its strong focus on expanding its 5G network.

Leading Telecom Companies in the Mexico

  • America Movil
  • Movistar
  • AT&T Mexico
  • Megacable
  • Grupo Televisa
  • Total Play
  • Sky Mexico

Mexico Telecom Services Market Share by Companies, 2022 (%)

Mexico Telecom Services Market Share by Companies, 2022 (%)

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The country intelligence report provides an in-depth analysis of the following:

  • The demographic and macroeconomic context in Mexico.
  • The regulatory environment and trends: A review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, tariff regulation, and more.
  • Telecom and pay-TV services market outlook: Analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, mobile data, and pay-TV markets.
  • The competitive landscape: An examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom and pay-TV services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.
  • Company snapshots: Analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications and pay-TV markets.
  • Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.

Reasons to Buy

  • This country intelligence report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of the Mexico’s telecommunications markets, service providers, and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying GlobalData’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in the Mexico’s mobile communications, fixed telephony, broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
  • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in the Mexico’s telecommunications markets.
  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors, and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Mexico.

America Movil
AT&T Mexico

Table of Contents

  • 1. Market highlights

    • 1.1. Key takeaways, telecom services revenue outlook, revenue CAGR by service type, 2022 service penetration

  • 2. Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context

    • 2.1. Population, nominal GDP, PPP-adjusted GDP per capita, real GDP growth, consumer price inflation, exchange rates

  • 3. Regulatory context

    • 3.1. Regulatory highlights, National broadband initiatives, Spectrum updates

  • 4. Telecom market outlook

    • 4.1. Total telecom and Pay-TV services revenue by category, 2021-2027

  • 5. Evolution of total telecom and Pay-TV services revenue, 2021-2027
  • 6. Mobile services market

    • 6.1. Mobile service penetration and subscription trends

      • 6.1.1. Mobile subscription and user penetration, 2021-2027
      • 6.1.2. Total mobile subscriptions, 2021-2027

    • 6.2. Device adoption trends

      • 6.2.1. Mobile subscriptions by device type, 2021-2027
      • 6.2.2. Handset subscriptions by type, 2021-2027

    • 6.3. Payment types and technology trends

      • 6.3.1. Mobile subscriptions by payment type
      • 6.3.2. Mobile subscriptions by technology generation, 2021-2027

    • 6.4. Churn and usage trends

      • 6.4.1. Churn, voice usage, data usage

    • 6.5. Market share trends

      • 6.5.1. Subscription market shares, 2022
      • 6.5.2. Pre-/postpaid market shares, 2022
      • 6.5.3. MVNO subscription market share, 2022

  • 7. Fixed services market

    • 7.1. Fixed service penetration and subscription trends

      • 7.1.1. Voice telephony and fixed broadband penetration, 2021-2027
      • 7.1.2. Total voice telephony and fixed broadband access lines, 2021-2027

    • 7.2. Fixed service penetration and subscription trends

      • 7.2.1. Voice telephony lines by technology, 2021-2027
      • 7.2.2. Broadband lines by technology, 2021-2027

    • 7.3. Market share trends

      • 7.3.1. Fixed voice telephony access line market shares, 2022
      • 7.3.2. Fixed broadband access lines market shares, 2022

    • 7.4. Fixed service revenue trends

      • 7.4.1. Total fixed service revenue by service category, 2021-2027
      • 7.4.2. Fixed services ARPU by service category, 2021-2027

  • 8. Pay-TV services market

    • 8.1. Penetration and subscription trends

      • 8.1.1. TV and pay-TV household penetration, 2021-2027
      • 8.1.2. Total pay-TV subscriptions by type, 2021-2027

    • 8.2. Market share trends

      • 8.2.1. Total pay-TV subscription market shares, 2022

    • 8.3. Service revenue trends

      • 8.3.1. Total pay-TV service revenue, 2021-2027
      • 8.3.2. Pay-TV services ARPU by type, 2021-2027

  • 9. Competitive landscape and company snapshots

    • 9.1. Product portfolios and positioning, market share overview
    • 9.2. Company snapshot (America Movil (Telcel + Telmex), Grupo Televisa, Movistar Mexico, AT&T Mexico)

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