As to technology, IPTV is reaching 2% of total households in Mexico, meaning that 3.2% of pay-TV homes are subscribing to an IP-based service.
Almost 60% of pay-TV subscriptions are owned by a satellite platform, which comes as no surprise as Televisa’s direct-to-home (DTH) platform Sky is the largest in the country. The remaining 38% subscribe to a cable TV service.
The low penetration of IPTV contrasts with the 15% of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) subscription in the fixed broadband market, which is still dominated by DSL technologies.
Regarding regional differences within the country, the IFT report points out that the highest pay-TV penetration is in Querétaro and Quintana Roo (with 82%), while the lowest rates are in Oaxaca (44%), Campeche (38%) and Chiapas (34%).