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MEXICO CITY Feb 27 Mexico's telecommunications
regulator plans to discuss and vote later on Monday on the
antitrust rules in place against Carlos Slim's America Movil and
broadcaster Grupo Televisa, three people familiar with the
The measures were part of a sweeping reform of the sector
sought by President Enrique Pena Nieto's government to reign in
the country's telecoms and broadcasting oligopolies.
The rules are revised periodically to see whether the board
wants to toughen, maintain or loosen regulations based on how
markets are evolving.
A spokesman for regulator the Federal Telecommunications
Institute (IFT) said a board meeting was planned for Monday, but
did not confirm what the topic would be.
A spokesman for Televisa declined to comment. A
spokeswoman for America Movil also declined to
Although planned for Monday, the vote could be pushed back,
and any decision would not necessarily be announced the same
day, said one of the people, who declined to be named.
The IFT first has to notify the companies of their vote, and
sometimes that can take several days.
(Reporting by Christine Murray, editing by G Crosse)