Monday, 28 May 2018

Court backs America Movil in asymmetric interconnect row

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Thursday 17 August 17

Mexican telecom regulator given power to set termination rates for market leader's network, as opposed to current zero rating arrangement.

America Movil on Wednesday revealed that Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled in its favour as it seeks to overturn a series of asymmetric regulations set up three years ago in a bid to curb its market dominance. Essentially, the court ruled that the law prohibiting America Movil's Telcel operating unit from charging rival players to terminate calls on its network is unconstitutional and gives telecom regulator the IFT the right to set the interconnection rates that those rivals should pay…

America Movil on Wednesday revealed that Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled in its favour as it seeks to overturn a series of asymmetric regulations set up three years ago in a bid to curb its market dominance. Essentially, the court ruled that the law prohibiting America Movil's Telcel operating unit from charging rival players to terminate calls on its network is unconstitutional and gives telecom regulator the IFT the right to set the interconnection rates that those rivals should pay…

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