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#HackTelecomMexico Telecom Antitrust: The devil is in the due process

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Infinitum by Alberto Esenaro

Photo credit: Infinitum box by Alberto Esenaro   #HackTelecomMexico is a series of posts exploring the new Telecom Bill, in discussion at the Mexican Congress. Follow the series here “In Law, deadlines are fatal”, you learn that in Law School. No matter what type of process, they are fatal. Here is another one. “Due process of law”. Any act of authority has to follow...

TelecomMexico to put 15k miles of optic fiber on a PPP

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Fiber Optic Ends by Barta IV

Photo credit: Fiber Optic Ends by Barta IV It took over 10 years to Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Government company of power distribution, to deploy 15,000 miles of optic fibre inside its infrastructure. On 2010, CFE granted under lease a minor portion of the backbone to a JV formed of Telefónica-Televisa-Megacable, through a public tender. At the begining of the current...

Mexico is migrating towards a universal telecom license

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Wataniya Telecom Antenna by Shafiu Hussain

Photo credit: Wataniya Telecom Antenna by Shafiu Hussain According to the Mexican Telecom Reform, by December 10, the Congress will enact a law to uniform the current telecom concessions and permits, which could be commercial, public, private and social use. Furthermore, those concessions could be used for rendering any type of service (universal telecom license or “UTL”). Currently...

5 challenges for the new Mexican telecom commissioners

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~86 TVs by Kevan Davis

Photo credit: ~86 TVs by Kevan Davis Last Tuesday, Mexican Senate confirmed appointment of the 7 commissioners for IFETEL, the new telecom authority in Mexico replacing the COFETEL. Now that the IFETEL has been officially integrated as an autonomous regulator, it is time to catch up with major challenges that have been somehow left behind. Here are some of them. 1. For years, value added services...

Mexican Telecom Reform: The Rise of the STEM Lawyers

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Dell Tech Camp 2013 by Dell Inc.

Photo credit: Dell Tech Camp 2013 by Dell Inc. The Reform started effects on June 12, 2013. As from this moment, several deadlines were triggered that will define the new telecom and antitrust landscapes: Since June 12, 2013, foreign companies and individuals can invest in telecom companies up to 100%, and 49% in TV/Radio companies (the latter subject to country reciprocity to Mexicans in those...

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Alberto Esenaro

I am a Mexican lawyer with experience in technology, energy, automotive, infrastructure and business. Worked for law firms, international companies and Government bodies on business advice, regulatory compliance and litigation.

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