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The OECD's Proposal to Cartelize Mexican Telecommunications

31 Pages Posted: 17 May 2012  

J. Gregory Sidak

Criterion Economics, L.L.C.

Date Written: May 21, 2012

Abstract

The OECD’s proposed regime of asymmetric ex ante regulation for Mexico’s telecommunications marketplace would reduce competition, contrary to the OECD’s aims. The OECD’s proposals would harm Mexican consumers and force an increase in prices paid for telecommunications services. They would create a government-sanctioned price cartel among the telecommunications providers. They would reward inefficient competitors and penalize efficient carriers, all to the detriment of the consumers. Instead of relying on new layers of counterproductive or ineffective regulations, the Mexican government should remove regulatory entry barriers between video and telephone, thereby creating enduring, facilities-based competition.

Keywords: Antitrust, Telecommunications, Regulation, Competition, Network, America Movil, Consumer welfare

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Sidak, J. Gregory, The OECD's Proposal to Cartelize Mexican Telecommunications (May 21, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2061844 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2061844

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