Mexico passes 7 million DTH subscriber mark

Monday, May 27th, 2013

DISTRITO FEDERAL, Mexico — At the end of the first quarter of 2013, Mexico’s telecommunications sector had registered growth of 12.5% year-on-year according to the country’s Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones (COFETEL).

According to Mexico’s Telecommunications Sector Production Index (͍ndice de Producción del Sector Telecomunicaciones – ITEL), an indicator published by COFETEL that measures the behaviour of the principal services offered by the industry, in the first quarter of 2013, the satellite TV (DTH) segment registered subscriber growth of 20.9% compared to the same period in 2012. At the end of March there were 7.1 million DTH users. Cable TV grew 4.8% over the year to finish with 5.97* million subscribers.

MMDS registered a decrease of 21.2% versus the first quarter of 2012 to end with 156 thousand subscribers.

Mexico pay TV subscribers:

        Cable TV     MMDS  Satellite       TOTAL
      ----------  -------  ---------  ----------
1Q13  6,060,483*  156,147  7,182,033  13,398,663

* Not sure why these are not the same.