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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...

IFTMX said OTT and PaidTV were not created equal

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Last week IFT, telecom antitrust and regulator in Mexico, issued a resolution declaring that Televisa is not dominant in paidTV. The resolution was controversial to many, of course. However, it threw some legal precedents on OTT, for subscription video-on-demand (SVOD). According to IFT, SVOD is not, in terms of relevant market for antitrust proceedings, substitute to paid TV, based on the facts...

#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...

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...

As expected, Mexican telecom operators are showing tough love

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a phone in love #<3 #bychance #haphazard by Franz Schuier IFT started a process to declare which telecom operators are preponderant and could be subject to assymetric regulation or de-invest rulings. Recently, Telmex announced a spin-off of some real estate and leasing corporations. A Televisa subsidiary, obtained an injunction from a Federal judge to stop the spin-off, as it considers it is a...

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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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