Senator proposes reform to give third parties telecom entry

30 Sep 2008

BNamericas is reporting that Mexican senator Federico Doring, a member of the ruling Partido Accion Nacional (PAN) party, has presented a reform to the electricity public service law seeking to allow third parties to rent state power company Comision Federal de Electricidad’s (CFE) installations in order to provide telecoms services. According to a transcript from the congressional session the senator claimed the amendment ‘could be an excellent option in telecommunications for the opening up of the sector’; the Mexican fixed line market is currently dominated by incumbent Telmex. CFE however has stated that it has no plans to rent fibre-optic installations to third parties due to potential security and reliability issues.

Mexico, Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex)