Mexico’s telecoms watchdog, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), has requested several modifications to the proposed wholesale reference offers of fixed line incumbent Telmex (Telefonos de Mexico) and mobile market leader Telcel (Radiomovil Dipsa), both subsidiaries of telecoms giant America Movil (AM), following ‘a thorough analysis’ of the documents. The IFT requested the two operators submit wholesale offers for the following services: leased lines, access and passive infrastructure sharing in fixed networks, access and passive infrastructure sharing in mobile networks and mobile virtual network operators (MVNO). The regulator pointed out that the two operators have 20 days to alter the terms and conditions, and submit their revised wholesale offers, as the current terms and conditions ‘do not favour competition in the sector’.
As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in March 2014 newly assigned regulator IFT designated Carlos Slim-controlled AM as holding significant market power (SMP) in the telecoms and broadcasting sector. AM is now subject to tougher regulation, including no longer being able to charge national roaming fees and a requirement to introduce local loop unbundling (LLU).