CFC says Telmex dominant in long-distance wholesale sector

15 Oct 2009

The Mexican antitrust watchdog, the Comision Federal de Competencia (CFC), has ruled that fixed line incumbent Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) is a dominant force in the provision of wholesale services in the long-distance sector, Dow Jones reports. The CFC published its decision in the Official Gazette on 14 October, noting that its decision had been approved by a four to one vote of its five commissioners. Telmex is able to file an administrative appeal against the ruling with the CFC, or alternatively may commence legal action, but the telco has yet to issue an official reaction to the ruling.

This is the second such decision in the last three months; according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in July 2009 the CFC ruled that Telmex was dominant in the local transit and leased line markets, opening the way for regulator Comision Federal de Telecomunicaciones (Cofetel) to introduce more restrictive legislation directed at the operator.

Mexico, Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex)