Cable association accuses telecoms regulator over Telmex TV plans

11 May 2006

Mexico’s telecoms regulator, the Secretary for Communications and Transport (SCT), has come under fire from the country’s cable operators association Canitec over its plans to alter the concession of fixed line incumbent Telmex to allow it to offer TV services, according to BNamericas quoting local daily El Financiero. Canitec president Alejandro Puente has accused the SCT of making its decision without carrying out a sufficient study of the broadcast market, and is concerned that it will continue to prohibit cablecos from offering telephony services, giving Telmex an unfair advantage in rolling out triple-play services.