Televisa mulling bids for mobile spectrum, CFE fibre portions

12 Jun 2009

Mexican broadcaster Televisa, which already owns cableco Cablevision and holds a 49% stake in fixed line and broadband operator Cablemas, is considering entering the wireless market, Reuters reports. The broadcaster is also understood to be considering a bid for two strands of the Federal Electricity Commission’s (CFE’s) unused fibre-optic network, which it was recently announced would be sold. Televisa is expected to bid for wireless spectrum later this year, once regulator Cofetel has finalised plans for the auction. If successful Televisa will likely offer mobile services through both Cablevision and Cablemas, allowing both operators to launch quad-play services. The two cablecos already offer triple-play bundles of fixed line voice, broadband and cable television, and according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, both joined forces with rival operator Megacable to offer standardised bundle packages under the ‘YOO’ banner last month.