Televisa still eyes mobile phone option in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s leading broadcaster Televisa may explore new deals to tap the mobile phone business in Mexico after parting ways with NII Holdings’ Nextel unit, a company source told Reuters.

The two companies announced earlier on Monday that they were ending a short-lived venture where Televisa would buy a minority stake in Nextel. Nextel will still move ahead with the deployment of a 3G, or third generation, network in the country.

“We remain interested in the opportunity (of the mobile market) but we will keep our options open, that may, may not include a deal with Nextel,” added the source, who requested not to be named since they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Reporting by Cyntia Barrera Diaz, editing by Maureen Bavdek