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Telecommunications Reform in Mexico

Telecommunications Reform in Mexico.

Constitutional reforms approved in 2013 offered a historic opportunity to restructure Mexico’s anemic telecommunications sector. While the original reform initiative seemed to address key problems at the root of the dysfunctional system, it is not clear if the secondary laws will have a strong positive social impact — or if the lion's share of benefits will go to a minority of investors. 

By Oscar Bejarano, Doctoral Candidate
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University