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Models of Privatization and Development of Competition in Telecommunications in Central America and Mexico

  • Eugenio Rivera

Telecommunications in Central America and Mexico have undergone unprecedented changes. The coverage attained in fixed telephony, and particularly in mobile telephony, was unimaginable just a few years ago. Despite this general trend, the countries of the region have taken varied paths in the privatization and liberalization of telecommunications, which have resulted in different levels of competition and performance in the industry.

The purpose of this chapter is to analyse, based on national studies on competition and regulation in telecommunications, how the different forms of privatization and liberalization of this industry or, conversely, the preservation of public enterprise have affected the intensity of competition in the industry, the coverage and the quality and price of services.

Keywords

Mobile Telephony North American Free Trade Agreement Competition Authority Telecommunication Service Public Enterprise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugenio Rivera
    • 1
  1. 1.Director of the Area of RegulationFoundation Chile 21Chile

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