Telecom Regulation: Competition in Mexico

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2Q 2013 | IN-1016256

Telecom Reform in Mexico




The Chamber of Deputies of Mexico recently passed a bill proposed by the President to overhaul the telecommunication industry. Some major initiatives are as follows:

  • Establishing the Federal Telecommunications Institute, a new regulator with the power to impose asymmetric regulation and mandate the unbundling of services and, perhaps most notably, the divestiture of firms with more than 50% marketshare
  • Raising the ceilings on foreign equity in television and fixed-line companies to 49% and 100%, respectively
  • Setting up a national carrier of carriers

This ABI Insight focuses on the cellular segment.


Background Information on the Mexican Wireless Sector



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