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Mexico Judicial Criteria Issued for Telecommunications Antitrust and Preponderance

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One of the purposes of the 2013 Amendment to the Mexican Constitution was to promote competition in telecommunications and broadcasting services. As part of the reform, the Federal Telecommunications Institute, or Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT), was created as a constitutional autonomous organization at the same level of the executive branch and to independently rule both the...

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...

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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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