Mexico gov't says recovers 68 pct of disputed 2.5 GHz spectrum

Reuters

MEXICO CITY, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Mexico's government said onMonday it had reached a deal with concession holders, includingMVS Multivision, to recover 68 percent of available space in thecountry's disputed 2.5 GHz telecoms spectrum, which it couldthen tender.

Mexico earlier this year passed a major reform to increasecompetition in phone and Internet services, which are dominatedby Carlos Slim's America Movil, and in television,where Emilio Azcarraga's Televisa holds sway.

It includes provisions to "guarantee the optimal use of the700 MHz and 2.5 GHz bands under the principles of universal,non-discriminatory, shared and continual usage."

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