Mexican ops reject OECD findings

18 Mar 2005

The fixed line telcos Axtel and Alestra have rejected the findings of a recent study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which found that phone rates in Mexico are 50% higher than those found in other OECD member states. According to BNamericas, Axtel says the OECD report used incorrect figures to reach its conclusions and says the results do not reflect the reality of the Mexican telecoms market. Axtel claims that it makes an average of USD365 a year from each residential customer, much lower than the figure of USD671 used by OECD and the USD433 average for OECD members. This, it says, means it is not overcharging for its services.