Photo credit: christmas by Joe Buckingham
Christmas wish list of many had the enacting of Mexican telecom legislation on time (December 9, 2013). By now, we know for sure that the Congress missed that important date set in the transitory articles of the Telecom Reform. The legislation is in discussion and could be approved by Q1 2014.
So what are the legal consequences for the Congress or the market to miss that date? NONE, but provides some time for interested parties to revisit their strategies.
The Congress still has constitutional authority to enact telecom laws, the transitory articles are substantially in force, the foreign investment caps are still increased, TelecomMexico has a license and the backbone tender is on its way, the must-carry/must-offer is in process of being implemented by IFETEL, as well as the relevant player rule and the unbundling of local loop.
Have a wonderful holiday season. So don´t worry and have some family time, as telecom market will still be there when you return.