Mexico: Broadband Quality Source: OECD Broadband Portal Note: Advertised speeds are typically the theoretical maximum for the employed technologies. Users have lower speeds.
9 Infrastructure Deficit 62% of homes in Mexico has access to one competitive network (fixed) Mexico: Fixed networks Source: The Competitive Intelligence Unit
Key policy objective is to provide widespread and high quality access to broadband: Improving connectivity, increasing competition, stimulating innovation / growth and increasing social benefit. Policy Objective
Strategic Choices Technology: backbone, backhaul, last mile. Funding: Public (Australian case); Public-Private Mix; For Profit. Regulatory Models: Pure infrastructure provider (carrier of carriers) establishes and leases out the backbone, or Infrastructure and Service Provider. Regulatory Policy: Ex-ante regulation (minimal): non-discriminatory clause, wholesale network access.
What safeguards should be in place to promote fair competition under this scenario?
And what institutional conditions are necessary to avoid falling into the same oversights that have caused uneven network development and market inefficiencies in the region?