Megacable to launch mobile telephony service

Megacable will start offering mobile telephony as a virtual operator by the end of 2018 or the beginning of next year. It will use the country’s ‘Red Compartida’ (shared network) developed by Altán Redes, said Enrique Yamuni, CEO of the company, in an interview with El Universal.
The Mexican operator will complete this way its quadruple play offer. At the end of Q118, the company reported 3.1 million video subscribers, 2.7 million Internet users and 1.5 million fixed telephony subscribers.
Megacable competes in Mexico with media giant Televisa (through Sky), as well as with Dish, StarTV, Totalplay and Axtel. Yamuni considered that the pay TV market has “high levels of competition,” and said he does not know if Televisa is thinking of concentrating more on telecommunications and not on its satellite system.
In turn, the executive acknowledged that he sees no obstacles to have access to content. In Mexico, Televisa and TV Azteca are the main producers and “we have access to them without problems,” he said. In this regard, Yamuni said “the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) established rules and we believe that they are quite adequate”.