Cofetel settles 7 interconnection agreements

- Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cofetel settles 7 interconnection agreements

Mexican telecoms regulator Cofetel has settled seven interconnection agreements as part of its policy to gradually reduce service prices to promote competitiveness in the sector, Cofetel said in a statement.

Cofetel confirmed a rate of 0.3912 pesos (US$0.0339) per minute for mobile interconnection, applicable to the local mobile networks of Telcel, Grupo Telefónica and Grupo Iusacell/Unefon. The rate will be valid until December 2011.

For fixed interconnection, the rate will be 0.03951 pesos, applicable to Operbes, Bestphone, Cablevisión and Cablemás, for the same period.

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Cofetel also ruled that interconnection payments must be made considering only call duration, without rounding to the next minute.