Mexican survey finds 2.3 million households without digital TV

Despite the analogue switch-off, Mexico has 2.3 million households without digital TV, this is 7.3% of the total households, according to data from the National Survey on Availability and Use of The Information Technologies in Households (ENDUTIH in Spanish) 2016, reported by El Financiero.

Mexico completed the analogue switch-off in 2016. The survey was conducted during the second quarter last year by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), with the support of the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) and the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT).

The study revealed that about 28.7 million households (92.7%) receive digital signal through a DTT TV sets, pay TV or on a TV with a set-top box. Specifically, 4.8 million households have pay TV and an analog TV set, 1.3 million households have an analog TV set with a STB, while 22.6 million have a digital TV set.

IFT commissioner Gabriel Contreras acknowledged that penetration of digital receivers is still insufficient but said the gap will reduce over the years.

On the other hand, the study showed that 15.7 million households (47% of the national total) have an internet connection. Moreover, 73.6% of people over 6 years (81 million users), have a cell phone.