Friday Apr 11
#HackTelecomMexico Telmex on TV: Damned if you do, damned if you don't
Photo credit: Mr Carlos Slim Helu, Founder and President, Carlos Slim Foundation, speaking at Aldea Digital, Mexico City, Mexico by itupictures #HackTelecomMexico is a series of posts exploring the new Telecom Bill, in discussion at the Mexican Congress.
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Thu Apr 03, 2014
Billionaire Telecom Tycoon Carlos Slim Pushes Back Against Mexican Government Crackdown On Monopolies
It didn't take long for Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Hel to fight back against an unprecedented decision by Mexican authorities to bust up his telecom monopoly.
America Movil to Challenge Ruling Declaring it a Dominant Telco
Mexico's America Movil has confirmed that it is filing an objection to a regulatory ruling that declared the company to have a dominant position in the local telecoms market.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Ifetel orders Telcel and Telmex to reduce interconnection rates
America Movil's local fixed and mobile units have been ordered by the new Mexican telecoms regulator to reduce their termination rates.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Carlos Slim, TV rivals slam Mexico's telecom reform
The telephone empire of billionaire Carlos Slim and Mexico's dominant broadcaster never see eye to eye, but they now have a common enemy: the government's telecommunications reform plan.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Carlos Slim's son slams Mexico's new telco rules - papers
Carlos Slim Domit, son of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and chairman of family-controlled America Movil, has criticized a reform bill seeking to increase competition in the sector dominated by the phone company, according to newspaper reports.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
Mexico telecoms bill gives regulator powers to curb Slim, Televisa
Mexico's government on Monday proposed giving new telecommunications regulator IFT sweeping powers to police the operations of dominant telecoms companies and TV broadcasters, right down to their prices and discounts.
Sun Mar 23, 2014
Guadalajara Kicks off 29th Film Festival
The 29th Guadalajara International Film Festival, or FICG, which has the Canadian province of Quebec as guest of honor, was inaugurated at the Telmex Auditorium in this western Mexican city.
Fri Mar 21, 2014
Telecoms in Mexico: Wrong numbers
SEVERAL times each day we receive calls at The Economist office in Mexico from people asking for Pedro, or Juanito, or other folk we've never heard of.
Wed Mar 19, 2014
America Movil could be allowed to bid in upcoming pay-TV tender
Despite suggestions that recent regulatory developments in Mexico's telecoms sectors have been bad news for Latin American telecoms giant America Movil , it is claimed that the new framework could see the company realise one of its biggest ambitions.
Tue Mar 18, 2014
New Mexican Regulatory Agency Gives Green Light For Telecom Tycoon Carlos Slim To Bid For Pay-TV
Gloomy reports claiming that Mexico's new anti-monopoly telecom law is bad news for telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Hel might turn out to be not so bad after all.