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Mexico top court backs telecoms watchdog

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mexico's top court said the country's new phone and television regulator, IFT, has power to enforce rules that were laid out in a constitutional reform approved last year, according to a statement from the President's office.

Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto last week asked the Supreme Court to intervene after a legal battle in a lower court between broadcaster Televisa and satellite pay-television provider Dish Mexico forced Mexico's new telecommunications regulator to suspend a decision.

had said a Mexico City judge forced it to halt a planned decision on enforcing an element of last year's telecom reform known as a must-carry regulation.

Source: Swiss Info