Facing pressure from civil society and opposition parties that have long denounced the corporate media, COFETEL
finally decided to take a more serious look at the proposals to expand the television broadcast market.
Nextel had previously complained to Cofetel
about its inability to obtain SMS agreements with the other mobile operators and later complained to Mexico's antitrust commission due to a lack of response.
Of the 13 local loop authorizations granted by local industry watchdog Cofetel
in 1997, less than half are in operation.
has opened the possibility that a third network could happen soon.
The call rate is expected to be lowered again in 2007 to MXN1.82 and Cofetel
said the lower charges are intended to increase competitiveness in Mexico, while reducing consumer costs.
Trade Representative may have," President of local telecom regulator Cofetel
, Jorge Arredondo told local press.