Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
OECD Telecommunication and Broadcasting Review of Mexico 2017
The OECD Review of Telecommunication Policy and Regulation in Mexico, released in
2012, provided a comprehensive examination of the sector at the time, highlighting
potential areas for regulatory and policy reform. Since then, the Mexican telecommunication
sector has experienced substantial progress both from a legal and regulatory perspective,
but also with respect to current market dynamics. The changes derive, to an important
extent, from the reform that has taken place in Mexico since 2013, which closely reflect
the 2012 OECD recommendations.
This report assesses subsequent market developments in the telecommunication and broadcasting
sectors in Mexico, evaluates the implementation of the 2012 OECD recommendations,
and puts forward a number of recommendations for the future. It records the remarkable
progress made in implementing policy and regulatory changes and identifies areas where
more can be done to continue the momentum that has brought tangible benefits to the
people of Mexico.
Published on August 31, 2017Also available in: Spanish
Four years after Mexico overhauled its telecommunication and broadcasting sectors with a major legal and regulatory reform, a new OECD Review assesses the impact on communication markets, businesses and households. It recommends further measures for the telecommunication and broadcasting sectors to build on this progress and ensure Mexico reaps maximum benefits from the digital transformation.
Gabriela Ramos, the OECD Chief of Staff, G20 Sherpa and Special Advisor to the Secretary-General, presented the OECD Telecommunication and Broadcasting Review of México 2017 along with Andrew Wyckoff, Director of Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD, Communications and Transport Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza and Federal Telecommunications Institute President Commissioner Gabriel Oswaldo Contreras Saldívar on 31 August 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Mexico City.
The OECD's Going Digital project is a multidisciplinary, cross-cutting initiative that aims to help policymakers in all relevant policy areas better understand the digital transformation that is taking place across different sectors of the economy and society as a whole. It will articulate recommendations for pro-active – rather than reactive – policies that will help to drive greater growth and societal well-being and help address the challenges of slow productivity growth, high unemployment and growing inequality in many countries.