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The Mexican telecoms sector continues to make significant progress in the wake of fast-evolving market dynamics and an improving competitive landscape. The IFT is now striving hard to retain this growth momentum by introducing several regulations and guidelines covering various aspects of the market, including the functional separation of America Movil.


  • Regulatory measures to improve competition in the mobile segment yield results. The Mexican mobile sector is undergoing significant changes, largely backed by a decline in the market dominance of the incumbent player and a rise in the entry of MVNOs.
  • Consumer protection and QoS is high on the regulatory agenda.
  • Greater regulatory focus is needed to reduce the digital divide in Mexico.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in Mexico.
  • Learn about spectrum policy in Mexico.

Key questions answered

  • What initiatives has the regulator taken to improve competition in Mexico?
  • What services are subject to regulation in the fixed and mobile wholesale markets in Mexico?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis


  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author