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This report provides an overview of tech spending trends at America Movil, the largest operator group based in the South and Central America (SCA) region.


  • America Movil's opex is approaching 75% of revenues, from less than 60% in 2008–10. Combined, opex and capex hit 90% of revenues in 2016, compared with 85% in 2014.
  • Important spending categories to watch include network operations, device/CPE costs (both capex and opex), satellite capex, and content opex.
  • Network operations opex has remained in the high range of 30–35% of total opex since 2010, ending 2016 at 32%.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates America Movil's technology spending patterns by segment.
  • Discusses which costs are growing fastest and slowest.
  • Discusses near-term spending priorities in the network.
  • Identifies key suppliers and recent network projects.

Key questions answered

  • What tactics is America Movil using to keep its tech costs under control?
  • How much is America Movil spending on different parts of its network?
  • What are America Movil's key operational costs?
  • How do content (programming) costs compare with other major cost elements?
  • Who are America Movil's major vendors and partners?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: America Movil: Tech Spending Review & Outlook

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