Tag Archives: América Móvil

América Móvil still interested in TV license in Mexico

América Móvil Chief Executive Daniel Hajj said in a conference with analysts that the company continues discussing with Mexican regulator IFT the possibility of obtaining a license to provide pay TV in the country. we’re still interested in having TV, said Hajj. It’s the only place in the world that we’re not allowed to have [...]

IFT denies Telmex license to offer pay TV in Mexico

Telmex asked the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) for a license to offer pay TV in Mexico since the company will carry out its functional separation, as it was requested by the regulator. However, the IFT denied that request, according to El Universal. In its separation plan, the company requested that the regulator “confirm the [...]

IFT approves Telmex separation plan

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) approved, with four votes in favor and three against, the functional separation plan of Telmex, according to information published on IFTs website. América Móvil said it will challenge the resolution because it substantially differs from the plan presented by Telmex and Telnor in compliance with IFTs separation order of 2017. [...]

Net, Claro offer ad-supported Wi-Fi in Brazil

Brazilian operators Net and Claro (América Móvil) have launched ad-supported Wi-Fi. The project allows users who are not clients to connect to the public hotspots of the companies, for 15 minutes, after watching an advertising video. The pilot of the project, carried out in partnership with the Hands agency and with Banco Itaú as the [...]

Mobile operators in Latam set to become OTT pay TV actors

Following Dataxis latest research, 34 mobile actors have already deployed OTT as added value to their clients. Moreover, some of the operators are keen to add third party platforms to empower their offer like América Móvil and Telefónica. There are also 11 cases of mobile networks only offering third party OTT, most of the actors [...]

América Móvil to invest USD 8 billion in 2018

América Móvil plans to spend around USD 8 billion on capital expenditure this year. During a call with analysts on Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer Daniel Hajj said the company will continue to invest in Brazil and Mexico, its main markets. América Móvil presented its financial statement of Q417, in which it reported a net loss [...]

America Movil acquires 2018-2024 Olympics TV rights in Latin America

Mexican company America Movil, through its subsidiary AMX Contenido, has acquired the broadcast rights in 17 territories across Latin America for the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024. The telecommunications firm has acquired the exclusive digital broadcast rights in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, [...]

Pay TV market in Latin America reached 74.3 million subs in Q2 2017

Following Dataxis research, the pay TV market in Latin America reached 74.3 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2017, ended almost unchanged from the previous quarter. Although the market remained stable, America Movil and AT&T (DirecTV), the two main groups lost subscribers. America Movil lost 1.3% of its pay TV subscriber base in the [...]

Mexico’s IFT closes case against América Móvil

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) ruled that América Móvil and its subsidiary Telmex did not engage in monopolistic practices by offering Claro Video streaming service free of charge to its customers, Mexican daily El Universal reported. This way, IFT ordered closing the file. In January 2014, Totaplay (Salinas Group), filed a complaint against América Móvil [...]

América Móvil and Telemundo present bids for Mexico national soccer team media rights

NBCUniversal/Telemundo and América Móvil announced that they have jointly submitted to the Mexican Soccer Federation bids for the Mexico National Team media rights, one for the United States, and the other for the rest of the world, for two World Cup cycles. The bids include rights to all mens and womens Mexico National Team divisions. [...]