The Mexican Federal Competition Commission annuls abuse of dominance fine imposed on telecoms giant (America Movil)

America Movil abuse of dominance case seems to be a”happy-end” story but not for everybody* Everybody at America Movil (”AM”) – and especially its owner, Mr.Carlos Slim – should have welcomed with a sense of relief the (somehow unexpected) turn in the saga which started last year when the Mexican Federal Competition Commission (“CFC”) hit AM’ mobile telephony unit Telcel with the largest fine in the history of Mexico: almost 1 billion USD. The facts of this case are clear. Telcel has a share of 70% of the mobile telephony market in Mexico, lower only to its share on the land lines market, which is of 80% (!). From this position Telcel charged overpriced tariffs for interconnection with other land-line and mobile telephony operators. Telcel benefited twice from this situation – it raised

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Valentin Mircea, The Mexican Federal Competition Commission annuls abuse of dominance fine imposed on telecoms giant (America Movil), 3 May 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin Telecom & Dominance, Art. N° 45939

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