Mobile trio appeal against spectrum fees, papers say

4 Aug 2006

Mexican mobile operators Telcel, Iusacell and Telefónica Móviles México (Movistar) have filed injunctions seeking the abolition of annual wireless spectrum fees for frequencies won in mid-2005, according to BNamericas quoting local daily El Universal. Additionally, the operators have appealed against the requirement that spectrum fees are set according to coverage area, with spectrum in Mexico City attracting far higher charges than that of a provincial region due to the inherent commercial potential of the capital. The trio have suspended payment of the second and final instalment of their one-off spectrum licence fees, pending the results of the appeals.