New rules introduced to remove Telmex control of connection rates

22 Jun 2004

The Federal Telecommunications Commission of Mexico has approved new rules ending Telmex’s monopoly on setting the call rates foreign long-distance operators must pay to connect to Mexico. The edict is designed to comply with a World Trade Organisation ruling made in April this year which declared that the Telmex monopoly was anti-competitive. Under the new regime any telco can negotiate connection fees with international long-distance companies.