Satellite TV subscriptions grow 91.6% in Mexico

Thursday, December 9th, 2010 
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DISTRITO FEDERAL, Mexico — During the third quarter of 2010, Mexico’s telecommunications sector registered a growth of 11% according to the country’s Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones (COFETEL), and from January to September the accumulated increase was 11.9%.

At the presentation of Mexico’s Telecommunications Sector Production Index (Índice de Producción del Sector Telecomunicaciones – ITEL), an indicator that measures the behaviour of the principal services offered by the industry, COFETEL revealed that the segments that registered the highest growth were International Long Distance Telephony and Satellite Television.

The ITEL survey indicated that the sectors decreasing were Paging, Microwave TV (MMDS), National Long Distance and Fixed Telephony.

Under the heading of Pay TV, the satellite TV (DTH) segment registered a growth of 91.6% in terms of subscribers. At the end of September there were 3.8 million DTH users. MMDS registered a decrease of 36.7% to end with 358,000 subscribers and Cable TV subscriptions increased by 6.6% with the number of subscribers for this segment reaching 5.302 million.

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