Telmex and MVS To Launch DTH Service In Mexico

Telmex is negotiating an alliance with MVS to offer DTH in Mexico. The agreement will allow Telmex to enter the triple play market before the Office of the Secretary of Communications and Transport (SCT) grants the company its IPTV license. MVS DTH, which uses Echostar satellites, is expected to be officially introduced in October this year. According to Mexican newspaper El Universal, companies are about to define the number of channels (between 25 and 35 ) to be offered and at what price) approx. USD 19).

MVS will contribute its satellite TV concession license, its knowledge of the pay TV market -MVS is the main MMDS operator in Latin America- plus contents. As to Telmex, it will be supplying the billing, collection and distribution service. MVS might migrate its 700,000 customers to the new DTH service and release the 2.5 GHz frequencies to develop WiMax