Mobile vs. fixed-line usageIn general, mobile services have a significantly higher take-up than fixed-line services. In Mexico, there are 93 mobile cellular subscriptions and 18 fixed phone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants. In the broadband segment, these figures stand at 74 and 15 percent, respectively. Both mobile and fixed-line businesses report positive growth rates in the number of subscribers. However, people in the country rarely depend on fixed-line services only, as over half of Mexican households contract solely mobile services and about 36 percent use both.
Mobile internet usage is strongly facilitated through the omnipresence of smartphones. With a population of 128 million, there are approximately 107 million smartphones in use throughout Mexico. As a consequence, the amount of mobile internet users in the North American nation has been on the rise and is anticipated to continue increasing throughout the mid 2020s.