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As Mexican Mobile Penetration Reaches 86%, Carriers Bet on the M2M Market

M2M Lines in Service (LIS) are expected to record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.6 percent Telecom operators in Mexico face myriad challenges, such as high mobile penetration, declining voice and messaging revenue, and intense market concentration. Furthermore, the traditional mobile communications services model, where connectivity is sold to other companies in the form of SIM Cards for…

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No More Unlimited Data Roaming In North America but..

One of the most lovely part about having a T- Mobile subscription is having unlimited data roaming in mainly three countries: the US, Canada, and Mexico. In fact, this has been considered to be the most generous perk of T-Mobile. As of November 12th, T-Mobile is putting a data cap on data roaming usage for US travelers heading to Canada or Mexico, putting an end to unlimited data roaming in North…

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SMARTPHONES FUELLING MOBILE ECOSYSTEM GROWTH IN LATIN AMERICA

Smartphones now account for six out of ten mobile connections in Latin America, helping to fuel a surge in social media usage and other mobile-based services across the region. According to new data from the GSMA’s ‘Mobile Trends Report’, published at Mobile World Congress Americas this week, there were 690 million mobile connections in Latin America in the current quarter,…

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Mexico – Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media

With a population of around 121 million and a fixed-line teledensity of around 18% Mexico’s telecom sector retains significant potential for growth over the next few years. The fixed-line market is still dominated by the incumbent Telmex, with about 62% market share, while the mobile market is dominated by Telmex’s sister company Telcel, both being owned by América Móvil. However, telecom reform…

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America Movil announces roaming agreement with AT&T for Mexico users

America Movil’s Telcel unit and AT&T have reached an agreement regarding roaming services in Mexico, America Movil announced on Wednesday. Under the agreement, Mexican mogul Carlos Slim’s America Movil will offer AT&T roaming services for its users in Mexico, America Movil said. Telefonica, the country’s other major carrier, already receives such services from America Movil. READ MORE: America Movil’s Telcel unit and AT&T…

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All Mexican postpay plans now include US, Canada roaming – IFT

All Mexican postpay plans and 42 percent of prepay plans now include free voice and data roaming in the US and Canada, according to a report from the country’s communications watchdog IFT (The Federal Institute of Telecommunications). The analysis of 49 Mexican postpay plans revealed that 82 percent come with unlimited voice minutes and SMS while the amount of roaming…

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Latin America’s Increasing Business Maturity Drives the Managed Security Services Market to Hit $1 Billion by 2021

Growth opportunities for MSSPs will multiply with vertical experience and comprehensive solutions, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Digital Transformation team  The Latin American managed security services (MSS) market is transforming as enterprise clients focus on higher levels of security and risk management. This is mainly due to increasing advanced threats such as targeted attacks, advanced persistent threats (APT), larger and more sophisticated distributed denial…

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Mexico Smartphone Market in Q1 2017

The Mexican smartphone market grew 25% YoY.  LG & Huawei were the fastest growing brands. New entrants such as Xiaomi and Infinix should further drive the growth within the open channel. According to the latest findings from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor Service, the Mexican smartphone market registered annual growth of almost 25% in Q1 2017.  The LTE-capable smartphone segment grew 52%…

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Less than half Mexican mobile users would recommend provider

Between the fourth quarter of 2013 and the end of 2015, household internet services experienced a growth of 12.5%. By March 2016, the FBB penetration rate had climbed to 47 subscriptions per 100 households, signaling a growth of more than 20% in household internet services during the last five years. Mobile broadband has experienced significant growth during the last five years. While only 7% of the population had an internet access through…

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Mexico Telecom Sector Boom Likely to Stay: Here’s Why

In 2014, the government of Mexico initiated major reforms within its telecommunications sector. Mexico’s telecom regulatory authority, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), had taken several steps to instil competition in the highly monopolistic industry. Those reform initiatives have started bearing the desired results. According to a recent report by The Competitive Intelligence Unit (CIU), the Mexican telecommunications sector is set…

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