Articles tagged with: Movistar and Iusacell
Signals Telecom Consulting has published a report which analyzes the offer of Internet access via 3G connections from 20 mobile operators in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela. One important differentiation factor in unlimited packages is the type of device used to gain access to the network. more
The Mexican mobile market surpassed the 75m mark during Q3 08 to finish the quarter with just under 75.7m customers. In proportionate terms, annual growth continued the decline that began in Q3 07, although the rate of 17.2% was still a reasonably strong figure. At the end of the quarter penetration stood at 68.6%, up 9.4pp annually, and it thus seems a near- certainty that the 75% mark will be reached during 2009. more
Mexico has the second largest customer base in South America behind Brazil with 73.45m customers at the end of Q2 08. This is approximately the same size as the UK customer base, although the population of Mexico is almost twice that of the UK, with a figure of just under 110m. This yields a penetration figure of 66.8% at the end of the quarter, up from 57.1% a year earlier. Penetration has been increasing at a steady rate, and if there is no significant slowdown then the 75% mark should be reached during Q2 09. more
MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Spanish phone giant Telefonica said Thursday its wireless subscriber base in Mexico reached 14.1 million at the end of the second quarter, up 38% from a year earlier. more
The total mobile market in Mexico grew to 64.57m customers at the end of Q3, with total net additions of 11.64m in the year. This is equivalent to an annual growth rate of 22.0%, an improvement on the 21.1% recorded in Q3 06. Penetration stood at 59.2%, up from 49.1% a year previously. In quarterly terms, net additions were at the lowest level of the calendar year so far, although the figure of 2.48m was still higher than the 2.28m recorded in Q3 06. more
This brings the total number of possible bidders to 14, adding to America Movil, France's Orange, Luxembourg's Millicom International Celular, Jamaica-based Digicel and US group Vitel, as well as Panamanian firms Vtel, Global Star, Clarocom, Cable Onda, Advanced Communication, Innovation Wireless, Torres Troncales and Pan American Wireless. more
Telcel (AmÃ©rica MÃ³vil) continues to dominate in Mexico with a total of 46.1m subscribers. The market as a whole stands at 62.1m, with total net additions of 11.4m year on year, a 22.6% annual growth rate. This is a respectable rate of expansion, and it represents an improvement on the 21.4% rate of growth seen in the 2006 calendar year, as well as the 20.2% annual growth to Q2 2006.
Penetration in Mexico stood at 57.1% at the end of Q2 2007, up 10pp from Q2 2006, so the market still holds plenty of potential.
However, growth actually slowed in the first two quarters of 2007, largely due to Telcel's performance: at 1.2m, its figure for quarterly net additions in Q2 2007 is its lowest since Q2 2004 and it has the second lowest quarterly growth rate across the AmÃ©rica MÃ³vil group. The reason for this is not sluggishness on Telcel's part, but a shift of focus away from raw subscriber growth towards an improvement in the quality of its customer base. Contract customers now account for 7.3% of its total subscribers, up 0.5pp year on year. The following chart demonstrates how the improvement in customer base compensates for the decline in new connections. more
Under Grupo Salinas ownership, merged Mexican mobile operators Iusacell and Unefon will maintain separate commercial brands, Iusacell's 3G product director Gustavo Guevara told BNamericas. more
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South Korean electronics manufacturer LG plans to invest US$50mn in its Mexican unit in a bid to help it sell more than 3 million handsets next year, local press reported. more
Mexican mobile operators Iusacell and movistar are in talks to swap part of their spectrum so that each can cover areas in which they are absent today, local daily El Norte quoted movistar México CEO Miguel Menchén as saying. more