The Mexican Parliament adopts sweeping telecom reform aiming at cracking down on dominant operators, inducing significant reform of competition law and agency

On June 11th, 2013, a significant amendment to the Mexican Constitution known as “the new Telecommunications Act”, which also significantly impacts the competition regime, was enacted, and will enter into force on June, 12th. The amendment is seen as resulting from the "Pact for Mexico", entered into by the major political parties in December 2012. It mainly aims at leveling the playing field of the telecom and broadcasting industry in Mexico, still dominated respectively by America Movil and Televisa, by giving a newly formed telecom regulator the power to crack down on monopolistic practices and keep telecom and broadcasting companies from controlling more than 50% of the market. But the reform also entails significant changes on competition related matters, the competition authority

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Luis Gerardo Garcia Santos Coy, Marie Potel-Saville, The Mexican Parliament adopts sweeping telecom reform aiming at cracking down on dominant operators, inducing significant reform of competition law and agency, 11 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 52521

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