Mexico’s Antitrust Watchdog Backs Nextel In SMS Feud

Law360 (July 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A week after ushering in harsher competition guidelines, Mexico's antitrust authority has taken its first major enforcement action, ruling that the country's largest mobile telecommunications operator engaged in illegal monopolistic practices when it refused to allow text message exchanges with Nextel Mexico.

Mexico's Federal Competition Commission, or Comision Federal de Competencia (CFC), handed down the ruling this week against Telcel, the local operating unit of Mexican holding company Amrica Mvil, after months of legal wrangling between the country’s cellular operators, the local newspaper El Norte reported....
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