IFT fines Telnor MXN1.3bn for failing to disclose network data

29 Jan 2020

Mexico’s Federal Telecomunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, IFT) has fined America Movil (AM) subsidiary Telefonos del Noreste (Telnor) a total of MXN1.3 billion (USD69.7 million) for failing to disclose full details regarding the availability and technical characteristics of its networks. Telnor, which operates in north-western Mexico (including Baja California and Sonora), is – like its better-known sister company, Telmex – classified as a Preponderant Economic Agent (Agente Economico Preponderante, AEP). As such, Telnor is obliged to inform the regulator – and in turn the other concessionaires – of its network availability, so other operators can utilise excess network capacity.