Mobile sector accounted for 60 percent of telecom revenues in Mexico in 2014, while the fixed broadband sector accounted for 17.1 percent and fixed telephony contributed 22.9 percent. The number of mobile subscribers was 104.8 million lines. Mexican company Telcel dominates the market with about 70 percent market share in terms of revenue and mobile lines.
The number of mobile lines will grow 7.4 percent, while mobile penetration rate will climb to 90 percent by 2018.
Fixed broadband sector’s contribution to total revenue will grow to nearly 23 percent by 2018 from 17.1 percent in 2014.
The proportion of households with fixed broadband connections will increase from 44.1 percent in 2014 to 52.1 percent in 2018. The market share of DSL will reduce in favor of other options such as cable modem and fiber to the home (FTTH) by 2018.
The number of active fixed lines in Mexico will dip 15.3 percent by 2018 from 19.1 million in 2014.
The report said traditional telephony will begin to lose market share in Mexico against new VoIP options, including those offered via hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) networks. Cable operators’ phone lines will represent 16.6 percent of the market by 2018.