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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
Signals Telecom Consulting has published a report which examines the Mexican mobile services market with a focus on the Value Added Services (VAS) offered by local mobile operators. The report notes that the Mexican market is characterized by a VAS offering focused on SMS services. The slowdown in subscriber growth and the development of 3G networks, however, will force operators to aggressively pursue a VAS offering that is not focused on text messaging. more
According to a report from Signals Telecom Consulting, one strategy implemented by a variety of operators in different American mobile telephony markets has been to encourage communications within their own networks or "On Net". In order to accomplish this, these operators have developed differentiated rates structures for communications originated and ended on their networks. The objective is to encourage the concept of "community". The implementation of this policy can be seen in promotional campaigns carried out by movistar in Argentina, Chile, Peru, etc. more
MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Mexico's wireless subscribers rose to 71 million at the end of March, up from about 59.4 million in the year-earlier period, according to data from the country's four mobile operators. 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
Comcel, a unit of Mexico's America Movil, originally said in May that it expected to launch its WCDMA/HSDPA network in the first quarter of 2008. 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
Mexican mobile operator movistar closed on the country's dominant mobile operator Telcel as regards net additions in the second quarter, according to a research note from German investment bank Deutsche Bank. more
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