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.
This report reviews telecommunications policy and regulations in Mexico and puts forward a number of recommendations to achieve efficiency in telecommunication markets.
Executive summary: An overall assessment
Chapter 1. The telecommunication sector in Mexico
Chapter 2. Regulatory structures and their reform
Chapter 3. Conclusions and recommendations
Annex A. Regulatory decisions and the judicial process (2005-2010)
Annex B. Ofcom vs. Cofetel: Competencies in telecommunications and spectrum policy
Annex C. Estimation of loss in consumer surplus resulting from excessive pricing