The IFT of Mexico confirmed that Izzi Telecom and Megacable ended collusion

 

Pay-TV operators Megacable and Izzi Telecom (the Grupo Televisa company formerly known as Cablevision) recently presented the corresponding mechanisms to terminate their collusive conduct and unfair competition, assured the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) to local newspaper Cronica.

 

“The institute board required the companies to submit their proposals for mechanisms to stop doing these actions, in order that these mechanisms stay firm and completely end anti-competitive practices”, said IFT Commissioner Elena Estavillo.

 

The presentation is the final result of a process against the operators through which, in February 2014, the IFT fined Cablevision for USD 470,000 and Megacable for USD 1.81 million after it was determined that the companies had distributed territories to avoid competing with each other. A ruling by the Second Appellation Court Specialized in Telecommunications of October 15, 2015, held the appeal filed by Megacable.

 

Through its subsidiary Claro, the telecommunications company America Movil had filed a complaint in late 2012 before the Federal Competition Commission. Claro denounced the parceling of production, distribution and marketing of Pay-TV, internet and telephony markets in the State of Mexico by Yoo service.