Supreme Court upholds Cofetel’s right to set interconnection rates

25 Oct 2012

Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled that sector regulator Comision Federal de Telecomunicaciones (Cofetel) has power to set interconnection rates in the case of a dispute between operators, El Economista reports. The case stemmed from Cofetel’s intervention in a dispute between Axtel and Telcel over interconnection rates between 2005 and 2007. The watchdog’s decision was subsequently challenged on the basis that Article 9A, Section X of the Federal Telecommunications Act was unconstitutional. The apex court ruled unanimously in favour of Cofetel, saying that there was no constitutional violation in the provisions of the Act.