Mexico Mobile and Alternative Payments Industry Studied in Cutting-Edge Report by Packaged Facts17 May 2013 • by Natalie Aster
The Federal Telecommunications Commission (Comision Federal de Telecomunicaciones, or SCT) is the government agency principally responsible for regulating telecommunication services. It also has broad powers to monitor compliance with concessions, and it can require industry participants to supply the SCT with such technical, administrative and financial information as it may request. For example, Telcel is required to publish its annual network expansion program and must advise the SCT of the progress of its program on a quarterly basis.
According to the report “Mobile and Alternative Payments in Mexico” by Packaged Facts, Cofetel is an independent agency within the SCT, with five commissioners appointed by the President of Mexico, one of whom is appointed as chairman. Cofetel’s mandate is to regulate the Mexican telecommunications sector. Many of the powers and obligations of the SCT under the Federal Telecommunications Law and the telecommunications regulations have been delegated to Cofetel. In January 2012, the Supreme Court of Justice ruled that Cofetel has exclusive authority over matters related to mobile phone interconnection rates.
Mobile and Alternative Payments in Mexico
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The Federal Telecommunications Law gives certain rights to the Mexican government in its relations with industry participants, including the right to take over the management of an operator’s networks, facilities and personnel in cases of imminent danger to national security, internal peace or the national economy, natural disasters and public unrest.
More information can be found in the report “Mobile and Alternative Payments in Mexico” by Packaged Facts.
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