IFT unveils 2019 interconnection prices

15 Nov 2018

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, IFT) has published the new fixed line interconnection rates which will come into force on 1 January 2019 and last until 31 December 2019. The watchdog has set a rate of MXN0.003360 (USD0.00016) per minute for fixed line users, although market leader Telmex – the country’s Agente Economico Preponderante (AEP, or preponderant economic agent) – is subject to a rate of MXN0.003151 per minute. Mobile networks terminating calls on fixed line networks, meanwhile, will be charged MXN0.112623 per minute under a ‘calling party pays’ arrangement. Telcel, the AEP in the mobile sector, will pay MXN0.028313 per minute to terminate mobile calls on fixed networks.