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Unbundling Mexico's Telecommunications Sector: Reform, Investment and Digital Democracy

On July 14, 2014, Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law a series of reforms that restructure the legal framework of the country’s telecommunications sector in order to expand opportunities for foreign investment. The reforms contain a number of regulatory changes that will affect the coverage, quality and costs of mobile phone, television and Internet networks.

This panel discussion aims to provide industry leaders, policymakers, academics and the public with the opportunity to engage with leading experts in the telecommunications field about the impact of Mexico’s 2014 reforms.

Scroll down to watch the video from the event. Click on "slides" below to view the speakers' PowerPoint presentations.



Clara Luz Álvarez, Ph.D. (slides)
Nonresident Scholar, Mexico Center, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
Researcher, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 

Eli M. Noam, Ph.D. (slides)
Director, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia University

Juan José Ludlow
Former Chief of Staff and Director of Regulatory Policy, Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones
Former Director of Systems, Telmex

Edward W. Knightly, Ph.D. (slides)
Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University


Alfredo Corchado
Mexico City Bureau Chief, Dallas Morning News

Welcome and Introduction

Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Fellow in Mexico Studies and Director, Mexico Center, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy


Read the Baker Institute paper "The Telecommunications Sector in Mexico: Present and Future in the Context of the 2014 Reform"  by Oscar Bejarano. 






Mon, Nov. 10, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005
United States

R. Stockton Rush Conference Center