America Movil Invests in Fiber Optic Networks


America Movil says their fiber optic network is in the final stages of deployment in Mexico. The market leader in Mexican pay-television segment will become more stronger with its own high speed broadband network in place. America Movil has been installing fiber to the home networks across Mexico. The networks span in excess of 500 kilometers that has been built with an investment of 50 million US dollars.

Pay-TV business is one of the revenue generating segment in the entertainment industry. Investment in building infrastructure networks would pay back relatively faster. America Movil is preparing to face competition from others by making its networks stronger. Many players are preparing to enter in to the broadband service delivery business in Mexico. America Movil is also planning for a five year term for building another fiber optic network in Mexico through which the company hopes to increase its residential services, targeting pay-television services.

Several moves are expected in the Mexican market over the coming months, including the arrival of AT&T and new licence bids, which América Móvil is preparing to face from a more solid position. In a pay-TV market led by Televisa and with an increasing number of operators such as Axtel, AT&T could be offering television in less than two years through its subsidiaries Iusacell and Nextel. América Móvil has a strong position in México, from where it has expanded across Latin America, reporting 22.3 million broadband accesses and 21.6 million pay-TV subs throughout the region t the end of Q1 2015. By deploying stronger fiber optic networks, the telco aims to strengthen it’s over the-top (OTT) portfolio, including its streaming platform Clarovideo.

América Móvil is a telecommunications service provider headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico. It is the fourth largest mobile network operator in terms of equity subscribers and one of the largest corporations in the world. América Móvil ia Forbes Global 2000 company and is a venture of Carlos Slim. América Móvil provides services to 289.4 million wireless subscribers, 34.3 million landlines, 22.6 million broadband accesses and 21.5 million PayTV units as per reports published at the end of last year.

America Movil’s Mexican subsidiary Telcel is the largest mobile operator in Mexico, claiming a market share in excess of 70%. The company operates under its Claro subsidiaries in many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean including Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Ecuador. In Brazil it also operates Claro and other subsidiary Embratel. America Movil owns 30% of KPN Telecom in the Netherlands and has done a bid on 100% of KPN shares. The company also owns 23% of Telekom Austria. América Móvil had acquired 100% of Jamaican mobile operator Oceanic Digital, under the brand name MiPhone and the company signed an international pact with Bridge Alliance to jointly deliver various international services.

In the United States, America Movil is one of the leading national pre-paid wireless service provider and operates through its subsidiary TracFone Wireless, Inc. under the brands TracFone, NET10 Wireless, Straight Talk, SIMPLE Mobile, Telcel América, Page Plus Cellular and Total Wireless. America Movil is one of the top four telecommunications companies in the world and reported to own 290,000 kilometers of fiber optic cable networks, which is the largest infrastructure of its kind.


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