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Mexico is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world and the second most-populous country in Latin America, after Brazil that is Portuguese-speaking. About 70% of the people live in urban areas. Many Mexicans emigrate from rural areas that lack job opportunities -- such as the underdeveloped southern states and the crowded central plateau -- to the industrialized urban centers and the developing areas along the U.S.-Mexico border. According to some estimates, the population of the area around Mexico City is about 18 million, which would make it the largest concentration of population in the Western Hemisphere. Cities bordering on the United States such as Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez -- and cities in the interior -- such as Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Puebla -- have undergone sharp rises in population in recent years.

Mexico Internet Usage:
32,800,000 Internet users as of December/10, 29.4% of the population, according to INEGI

Mexico Population:
112,468,855 population for 2010, according to US Census Bureau.

Latest GDP Estimate:
GDP per capita was US$ 9,168 for 2010, according to the I.M.F.

Mexico Country Area:
1,967,328 sq km - Population density: 57 persons per sq km

Internet Usage and Population Growth:




% Pen.

Usage Source




2.7 %





14.3 %





16.3 %





19.2 %





24.9 %





27.5 %





29.4 %


Mexico Search Engines and Directories:

Mexico Search Engines

The Internet in Mexico, Digital Divide and Digital Developement

The Mexico Network Information Center and MX Domain (in Spanish)

Mexico Profile:

Mexico Profile by the BBC

Mexico Profile by the CIA

Mexico information in the Wikipedia

Mexico Travel Guide from the Wikitravel

Convergence, Broadband and Internet Market in Mexico
Broadband, especially ADSL, is one of the fastest growing telecom markets in Mexico. The shift from dialup to broadband became apparent in 2005, when dial-up accounts started to decrease, while broadband soared by around 122%. WiMAX made a first appearance in Mexico in December 2005, when fixed-line operator Axtel launched high-speed Internet access in Monterrey over a WiMAX network supplied by Intel. Triple play service has started in Mexico, combining cable TV, Internet, and telephony. Read the rest of the report summary and table of contents for the Broadband and Internet Market in Mexico report..

Mexico Fixed-Line Telecom Market and
Infrastructure Overview and Statistics

The fixed-line market in Mexico has enormous potential for growth. Overall teledensity stands at 18%, which is about average for Latin America, but there are huge disparities between urban and rural areas, ranging from 41% teledensity in the Federal District, to 5% in the poor, mainly Indian state of Chiapas. VoIP has gained huge popularity, especially with small and medium sized businesses. Continue reading this summay of the Mexico Fixed-Line Market and Infrastructure report.

Mexico - Telecommunications Market Key Statistics and Regulatory Overview
The Mexican telecom industry is developing rapidly and has enormous growth potential, making it one of the most interesting telecom markets in the world. There have, however, been complaints that, despite liberalisation, basic telephony is still almost a monopoly, with Teléfonos de Mexico (Telmex) holding around 94% of all lines in service. Telmex’s sister company América Móvil dominates the mobile sector through its unit Telcel, which has around 80% of the market. cable operator SIT. Read the Mexico Telecom Market Statistics and Regulatory Overview report summary.

Mexico Mobile Telecommunications Market
Overview and Statistics

Driven by a booming GSM market, the mobile industry in Mexico is growing at a yearly rate of around 22%, reaching around 43% mobile penetration. There are four mobile operators: América Móvil’s Telcel and Telefónica’s Movistar offer GSM services; Iusacell and Unefon use CDMA technology. Trunking operator Nextel de México uses iDEN technology; after a controversial legal battle, in January 2006 it obtained the regulator’s approval to exchange SMS messages with the four mobile operators. Read the rest of the executive summary here.

Mexico Telecoms Market Statistics
and Forecasts

With a population of over 108 million and a fixed-line teledensity of less than 20%, Mexico’s telecom sector retains significant potential for growth over the next 5-10 years. Though the fixed-line market is still monopolised by incumbent Telmex, with around 90% market share and the cellular market dominated by Telmex’s sister company America Movil, with around 74% market share, statements by the Calderon government in November 2007 and the commencement that month of a CFC investigation into the fixed, cellular and broadband sectors, offer some hope that Mexican telco markets will become more open to competition in the near future. This report provides statistics and scenario forecasts for the country’s fixed-line, cellular and broadband markets for the years 2008, 2013 and 2018. Read the rest of the executive summary here.

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