Tag Archives: IFT

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 [...]

Mexico to launch new tender for DTT channels

Mexicos Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) plans to tender new radio and TV stations in the second half of the year, according to the Annual Program for the Use of Frequency Bands 2018, published this week in the official gazette. According to the document, IFT plans to tender 58 commercial DTT channels, 22 channels for social [...]

IFT: Televisa does not have substantial power in pay TV

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) announced that it does not have elements to determine that Televisa has substantial power in the pay TV market. The regulator reversed an earlier decision after the Mexican Supreme Court ordered it to revisit its finding that Grupo Televisa has substantial power in the pay TV market. The Mexican group [...]

Mexico: Pay TV subscribers down 0.8% in Q317

According to Q317 data released by Mexican regulator IFT, total pay TV accesses in the country reached 22.2 million, down 0.8% compared to the figure reported by operators in the same period of previous year. The service penetration “went from 67 to 66 accesses per 100 households,” the regulator said. At the end of 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. [...]

Mexico’s IFT to review its decision on Televisa’s power in pay TV market

After a recent Supreme Court decision, the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) will have to review its decision on Televisa’s substantial power in pay TV market. “We are aware that we will have to revoke the resolution that determined that Televisa had substantial power in the pay TV market and issue a new one with [...]

Millennials prefer OTT services in Mexico

According to data from the Tercera Encuesta 2017 de Usuarios de Servicios de Telecomunicaciones, carried out by Mexican regulator IFT, OTT consumption prevails among users aged 18-34. Behind this group is the people aged 35-55 and then people over 56 years. The study reveals that 24.6% of participants between 18-34 subscribe to an OTT platform. [...]

Mexico raises USD 84.4 million in DTT tender

Mexican Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) reported that the 13 participants of the new DTT tender paid MX$ 1,614 million (USD 84.4 million) for 32 signals for 29 coverage areas in different regions of the country. Between December 18 and 20 of this year IFT plans to deliver the concession titles for the commercial use [...]

IFT: Less than 20% of pay TV customers subscribe to OTT services

According to data from Primera Encuesta 2017, Usuarios de Servicios de Telecomunicaciones survey, conducted by Mexican regulator IFT, less than 20% of pay TV users also subscribe to OTT services such as Netflix, Blim or Claro Video. According to the data, published by El Financiero, millennials are the group that most subscribe to these services. [...]

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 [...]