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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...

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...

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...

Is there a “Slim” chance that the Mexican Telecom Reform is implemented?

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Broadband Commission for Digital Development by itupictures

Photo credit: Broadband Commission for Digital Development by itupictures I was asked this very question by Ralph Watzke, a Canadian lawyer. It is understandable that the presence of telecom mogul Carlos Slim, could decrease the expectations of investors, and force them to wait and see. In the past, I represented the telecom industry, but neither Telmex nor Telcel in particular. Despite I am not...

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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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