America Movil hopes to get license to provide pay TV in Mexico before the end of this year

During its Q2 2021 results report presentation, Daniel Hajj, CEO at the telecommunications company America Movil, said that they expect the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT), entity in charge of regulating and supervising the telecommunications market in the country, to grant it the license to provide pay TV in Mexico before the end of the year

‘I hope we can have our TV offer in Mexico for this year. There is not a telephone company in the world that does not have a pay TV license. I hope we can get that license this year’, the executive reported during the conference with investors, in which he emphasized that the company has been waiting for about 10 years to get the license to grant its TV offering in the Mexican market.

Up to now, America Movil’s offer in Mexico includes internet and telephony, which are provided through the companies Telmex and Telcel.IFT considers America Movil as a preponderant economic player in the telecommunications market, and does not allow it to expand its portfolio with pay TV.

Likewise, one of the pay TV (IPTV) projects in which the company is working is on Claro Box TV, initially launched in Brazil and now available in Colombia, with plans to launch it in the rest of the markets in which it operates. in Latin America. In addition, the company has in Mexico the Uno TV news platform, the Claro Sports sports channel and the Claro Video streaming platform.