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LatAm Wrap-Up: Mexican telecom sector grows 12.5%; LTE expansion; Oi investment

Mexico’s telecommunications sector grew 12.5% during the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of 2012, according to Telecommunications Sector Production Index data. The telecom sector grew more than the Mexican GDP, which grew .8% for the period. The report, released by...

Mexico proposes telecom reforms aimed at increasing competition

Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, yesterday announced a range of reforms for the telecommunications sector designed to promote increased competition. The country's telecom sector is currently controlled by América Móvi, leader in both mobile and land lines, and Grupo Televisa. According to the proposed reforms...

Mexico’s telecom sector posts 15.1% growth in Q3

Mexico’s telecommunications sector grew 15.1% during the third quarter of 2012 compared to the same period of 2011, according to data from the Telecommunications Sector Production Index (ITEL). In the previous quarter, Mexico's telecoms showed an increase of 14.8% compared to the 2Q11. The...

Mexico adopts APT plan for 700 MHz band

Mexico’s Federal Commission of Telecommunications (Cofetel)  has voted to adopt the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) band plan for the 700 MHz band for mobile services. Cofetel noted that APT segmentation generates economies of scale which in turn will form an ecosystem of at least three...

Mexico’s telecom sector grew 15% in 2Q12, totaling $7.5 billion

Mexico’s telecommunications sector grew 14.8% during the second quarter of 2012 over the same period of 2011, according to data from the Telecommunications Sector Production Index (ITEL). This represents the highest growth in the last four quarters. For the six-month period from January to...

Mexico’s telecom sector grows 11.9%; mobile lines reach 95.6M

Mexico’s telecommunications sector grew 11.9% during the first quarter of 2012 over the same period of 2011, according to data from the Telecommunications Sector Production Index (ITEL). This is also the highest growth in the last three quarters. The growth was driven by an...

Feature Report: Mexico – A complex wireless market with strong perspectives

Mexico's wireless telecommunications sector is dominated by the domination of América Móvil’s Telcel, which controls about 70% of the market. That domination by a single carrier had pushed government regulators to implement plans to improve the competitive landscape, though the efforts have so far...

Mexican telecom sector grew 11.3% in 2011

Mexico's telecommunications sector grew 11.3%, surpassing the 10.6% growth posted for the segment in 2010, according to data from the Telecommunications Sector Production Index (ITEL) (see full report). The country's telecom sector added 3.9 million mobile customers in the fourth quarter bringing the total mobile...

OECD report urges reform of Mexico’s telecom laws to increase competition

Mexico should quickly reform the laws and regulations governing its telecommunications sector to boost competition, investment and drive growth across the economy, according to a new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development report. In its report, OECD said Mexico should make regulatory authority Cofetel more...

Mexican telecom sector grows 10.7% in Q3; mobile subscribers at 97.1 M

Mexico's telecommunications sector grew 10.7% in the third quarter, according to the Index of Telecommunications Sector Production (Itel) from Cofetel, the country’s telecom regulator. The rate is higher than 2010′s average growth of 10.6%. Among telecom segments, satellite television registered the greatest growth during the...

Mexico revokes Nextel’s 3G licenses

Nextel’s plan to deploy 3G voice and push-to-talk services in Mexico, which was expected by the first half of 2012, may be in trouble after a Mexican court ordered the Ministry of Communications and Transportation to revoke the mobile concession awarded in October 2010.

Mexican telecom sector grew 11.2% in Q2

The Mexican telecom sector grew 11.2% during the second quarter of 2011 compared to the same period last year, reported Cofetel, the country's telecom regulator. The rate is a little bit higher than 2010's average growth of 10.5%. Satellite television was the sector which registered...

Mexico approves open use of 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz bands

Mexican telecoms regulator Cofetel (Comisi

Mexico approves open use of 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz bands

Mexican telecoms regulator Cofetel (Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones) has approved a resolution that classifies as open use of spectrum bands frequencies from 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz. These frequency bands can display multiple links of short range in areas at data rates that are...

Let’s stop the abuse of Telmex-Telcel

Grupo Mercatel | March 9, 2011 | Press Release -- To lower the rates, 9 pending interconnection proceedings with COFETEL must be resolved -- Telmex-Telcel repeatedly violate their concessions: there are currently 17 sanction proceedings against them at the SCT -- Consumers are experiencing high costs and...

Let's stop the abuse of Telmex-Telcel

Grupo Mercatel | March 9, 2011 | Press Release -- To lower the rates, 9 pending interconnection proceedings with COFETEL must be resolved -- Telmex-Telcel repeatedly violate their concessions: there are currently 17 sanction proceedings against them at the SCT -- Consumers are experiencing high costs and...

Telecommunications Companies in the U.S. Condemn the lack of action of the Mexican government against the Telmex monopoly in Mexico

PR Newswire | February 3, 2011 -- Telecommunications companies in the United States, represented by COMPTEL, express concern about the independence of COFETEL and hope it will achieve the autonomy to resolve the conflict of telecommunications in Mexico. -- COMPTEL demonstrates that despite years of complaints...

Mexico’s regulator seeks sanctions against mobile operators

Automated Trader | February 2, 2011 | Anthony Harrup MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Mexico's telecommunications regulator Cofetel said Wednesday it has proposed fines against three of the country's mobile-phone operators for failing to advise customers when they will start...

Mexico's regulator seeks sanctions against mobile operators

Automated Trader | February 2, 2011 | Anthony Harrup MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Mexico's telecommunications regulator Cofetel said Wednesday it has proposed fines against three of the country's mobile-phone operators for failing to advise customers when they will start...

Mexican regulator asks Telmex to reduce its prices, Reforma says

Bloomberg | January 18, 2011 | Giselle Rodriguez Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Commission asked Teléfonos de México SAB de CV to further reduce prices for basic services, Reforma reported, citing Mony de Swaan, president of the regulatory agency known as Cofetel. If no agreement is reached, the...

Supreme court delays application of mobile termination rate – Mexico

Business News Americas | January 13, 2011 Mexico's supreme court has delayed the application of mobile termination rates (MTRs) determined by telecoms regulator Cofetel, according to a BBVA Research report. Mexican telecoms operators will not be able to immediately apply the MTR of 0.42 pesos (US$0.035)...

New telecoms minister faces political, technical challenges – analysts – Mexico

Business News Americas | January 10, 2011 | Patrick Nixon Mexico's newly appointed communications and transport minister, Dionisio Perez-Jacome, will face the task of strengthening policy in the highly politicized telecoms sector, while outgoing Juan Molinar Horcasitas can look back on achievements that include a...

Mexico agency may auction two television networks, Reforma Says

Bloomberg | January 6, 2011 | Thomas Black Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Commission is studying holding an auction to create two new national television networks in digital format, the Mexico City daily Reforma reported. Rafael del Villar, a commissioner for the agency known as Cofetel, said in...

Two Mexico telecoms may be fined for poor service

Reuters | Cyntia Barrera | Wed Dec 22, 2010 Dec 22 (Reuters) - A company controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim as well as an affiliate of broadcaster Televisa (TV.N) (TLVACPO.MX) could be lightly fined for providing poor service, a Mexican regulator said on Wednesday. In a...

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