Cofetel considering MVNO regulatory changes

9 Oct 2009

The Mexican telecoms regulator, Comision Federal de Telecomunicaciones (Cofetel), has announced that it is in the process of drafting new regulations aimed at making it easier for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to do business in the country, Dow Jones reports. It is understood that some of the regulations under consideration include the streamlining of the authorisation process for MVNOs, while other issues that the regulator is looking to address include number portability and customer service. It is understood that Cofetel is mulling such changes in a bid to attract new virtual operators, and as a result increase the level of competition in the country’s wireless sector. Any new regulation, however, is not expected to take effect until at least 2010.