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What if IFETEL Mexico unleashes the unseen power of free?

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Technology is a given by Scott McLeod

Photo credit: Technology is a given by Scott McLeod It happened. MVS announced that, as from September 16, 2013, it would start broadcasting the free-to-air TV (FTA TV) channels to Dish subscribers. Televisa and TV Azteca shows have some of the biggest ratings among TV (and Cable) viewers. In some towns, people buy cable service just to watch FTA TV. Under the Mexican Telecom Reform, must-carry...

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...

The Sweet Spot of the Mexican Telecom Reform (Part 2/3)

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Hacking Circuits, Digital DNA, City of Palo Alto, Art in Public Places, 9.01.05, California, USA by Wonderlane

Photo credit: Hacking Circuits, Digital DNA, City of Palo Alto, Art in Public Places, 9.01.05, California, USA by Wonderlane I hope you have read the First Part of this Post. If not, feel free to catch up here. This is part 2 of 3-part post on the recently published Mexican Telecom Reform. Follow me to explore the great opportunities to come. It´s STEM People time. The debate of immigration...

The Sweet Spot of the Mexican Telecom Reform (Part 1/3)

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EPROM CLCC-44 Devices by yellowcloud

Photo credit: EPROM CLCC-44 Devices by yellowcloud This is part 1 of 3-part post on the recently published Mexican Telecom Reform. Follow me to explore the great opportunities to come. What ever happened to the Telecom Market. Mexican Telecom Reform is now on effects. It is the end of the industry, as we all knew it. Frankly, I feel fine and exited about the new regulation. We need to double...

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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