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Mexico telecom regulator can police dominant firms: draft

28
Feb
2014

By Simon Gardner and Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico will give its new telecommunications regulator sweeping powers to police dominant telecommunications companies and TV broadcasters, right down to their prices and discounts, a draft bill that fleshes out a landmark reform passed last year shows. The Federal Institute for Telecommunications (IFT) will have far-reaching powers to order companies to sell assets, revoke concessions and share networks and infrastructure. Major market players like billionaire Carlos Slim’s phone and Internet company America Movil, his fixed-line operator Telmex and TV broadcaster Televisa are widely expected to be declared dominant by the regulator.

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