The Mexican Competition Authority fines fixed-line incumbent approximately EUR 39.5 M for repeatedly refusing interconnection to a closest competitor (Axtel / Telmex)

Following a complaint by Axtel, one of the alternative telecom suppliers in Mexico, to the Mexican Federal Competition Commission (the “FCC”) in 2010, against Telmex and its subsidiary Telnor (the “Telmex Group”) for refusal to supply rental services of national short-and long-distance dedicated links, the FCC opened an investigation which it concluded on January 31, 2013 by rendering a decision in which it fined the Telmex Group more than MEX$ 657.4 million (approx. EUR 39.5 million) for serious and repeated “relative monopolistic practices”. Axtel claimed that Telmex and Telnor denied rendering the required services, without any objective justification, whereas the Telmex Group provided them to many other telecom operators, such as Alestra, Iusatel, Maxcom, GTM and Marcatel. According to

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Marie Potel-Saville, The Mexican Competition Authority fines fixed-line incumbent approximately EUR 39.5 M for repeatedly refusing interconnection to a closest competitor (Axtel / Telmex), 31 January 2013, e-Competitions January 2013, Art. N° 51084

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