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Interconnection rates for mobile telecommunication institute

The Federal Institute of Telecommunications (Instituto Federal de…

Telecomunicaciones…– “IFT”) resolved, the necessary technical conditions for the interconnection between concessionaires, and determined the interconnection rates that will be used in the face of disagreements that arise in this regard.

The IFT resolved unanimously that the concessionaries must pay the Preponderant Economic Agent (Agente Ecconómico Preponderante – “AEP”) the following rates:

  • For termination in the mobile network of the AEP by the Local Service in users under the modality “caller pays”: $0.028562 pesos per minute of interconnection.
  • For short message termination services (SMS) in mobile users: $0.007269 pesos per message.
  • For origination services of the Local Service in fixed users: $0.003092 pesos per minute of interconnection.
  • For transit services: $0.003809 pesos per minute.

The interconnection rates that will be paid to concessionaires other than the AEP will be the following:

  • For termination in the mobile network of the AEP by the Local Service in users under the modality “caller pays”: $112799 pesos per minute of interconnection.
  • For short message termination services (SMS) in mobile users: $017355 pesos per message.
  • For origination services of the Local Service in fixed users: $002836 pesos per minute of interconnection.
  • For transit services: $016082 pesos per minute.

The resolution of the IFT will be published in the Federal Official Gazette (Diairio Oficial de la Federación – “DOF”) in the coming days, and will enter in force as of January 1st, 2017.

With the previous resolution, the IFT exercised its authority to regulate asymmetrically the telecommunications service concessionaires in order to eliminate the barriers to free competition, and it complies with what was ordered at the ruling of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in the case of the “Zero Rate” already analyzed.

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