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Introduction

The Mexican telecoms regulator – the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) – has been working hard to improve market conditions through various measures. The regulator's focus areas include market competition, broadband coverage, consumer protection, and quality of service (QoS).

Highlights

  • Mexico holds ranks second in Latin America in terms of spectrum availability for commercial mobile use, but more can still be done.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides details on the regulated markets in Mexico.
  • Offers a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in the country.

Key questions answered

  • What initiatives has the regulator taken to improve competition in the country?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in the country?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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