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Televisa and Telmex on two legs after Watchdog resolutions

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The power of television by Clemens v. Vogelsang

Photo credit: The power of television by Clemens v. Vogelsang A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the titanic tasks that the Mexican telecom regulator had to achieve according to the recent constitutional telecom reform. One of those tasks was to declare preponderant operators for telecom and broadcasting, and imposing asymmetric regulation or ordering separation and/or disinvesting. Despite the...

Atlas Shrugged: Mexican reg to carry the weight of telecom industry this week

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Atlas 1 by Fly Navy

Atlas 1 by Fly Navy Clock is ticking on IFETEL, the new telecom regulator. According to the telecom reform, It needs to comply with five big challenges by this Sunday, March 9, 2014. 1. It will publish the Tender Rules for two new TV networks with national coverage. This Tender will exclude current broadcasters (TV and radio) who own 12 MHz in any of the zones of coverage. 2. It will declare...

All I wanted for Christmas was the telecom legislation: Now what?

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christmas by Joe Buckingham

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...

Big data tools needed for implementing the Mexican Telecom Reform

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server by dariorug

Photo credit: server by dariorug Ibope chooses a group of homes at random to represent the population to obtain data on TV viewers to later report to broadcasters. As reported by Mexican business journal “El Economista“, TV Azteca, second largest broadcasting corporation in Mexico, sued Ibope over the validity of rating results. TV Azteca decided not to bill advertising to its clients...

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...

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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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