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Telecom reforms in Mexico fail expectations – report

Friday 13 June 2014 | 21:38 CET | News

Experts and analysts agree that a year after the reform of the telecommunications sector, the expectations of the industry and users have not been met, reports El Financiero. Investments in the sector remain stagnant and regulations have not been reflected in lower prices and better services for consumers. The absence of secondary legislation in 2013 led to investments in the sector dropping by 17 percent and the expectation for 2014 is that they will remain stagnant at around USD 35 billion, according to analysts at IDC Mexico.

Augustine Ramirez, president of the Mexican Association for the Right to Information (Amedi) believes that the must-carry, must-offer rules, for example, did not lead to a reduction in prices to end-users, but for the industry, the measures were equivalent to savings of USD 100 million. Similarly, the decrease in interconnection rates of up to 34 percent generated savings of USD 20 million for operators, but have not been reflected in lower prices for consumers. According to IDC, sales growth in the telecommunications industry will be 6.3 percent this year, slightly lower than the 6.5 percent of 2013.



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