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OECD Review of Telecommunication Policy and Regulation in Mexico

  • ID: 2038178
  • January 2012
  • Region: Mexico
  • 140 Pages
  • OECD Publishing

OECD countries have recognised the increasing role played by the telecommunications sector as a means of improving productivity and economic growth while enabling governments to improve provision of public services. Mexico, with the lowest GDP per capita in the OECD, a high inequality of income distribution, and a relatively high rural population, needs the socio-economic boost provided by greater access to more efficient communication services, in particular high speed broadband. The welfare loss attributed to the dysfunctional Mexican telecommunication sector is estimated at USD 129.2 billion (2005-2009) or 1.8% GDP per annum.

This report reviews telecommunications policy and regulations in Mexico and puts forward a number of recommendations. These recommendations are not new, reflecting to a large part best practice frameworks already in place in many OECD countries which have helped develop competition in those countries.

Executive summary: An overall assessment

Chapter 1. The telecommunication sector in Mexico
-The national context for telecommunications policies
-Telecommunication market participants, market performance and the regulatory regime
-Development of competition

Chapter 2. Regulatory structures and their reform
-Regulatory institutions
-The regulatory regime
-Regulations and related policy instruments in the telecommunication sector
-Regulation of interconnection
-Price regulation
-Competition policy
-Convergence in communication markets
-Next generation access
-Quality of service
-Resource issues (spectrum, infrastructure sharing)
-Universal service
-International aspects
-Consumer protection and empowerment
-Streamlining regulation and application of competition principles

Chapter 3. Review of telecommunication policy and regulation in Mexico
Conclusions and recommendations
Annex A. Regulatory decisions and the judicial process (2005-10)
Annex B. Ofcom vs. Cofetel: Competencies in telecommunications and spectrum policy
Annex C. Estimation of loss in consumer surplus resulting from excessive pricing

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