back to article Mexican watchdog sinks teeth into Carlos Slim over 'market fixing'

The world’s second richest human, Carlos Slim, is being confronted by Mexico’s recently reformed and renamed telecoms regulator Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (Ifetel). His fixed line incumbent operator, Telmex, stands accused of breaching local monopoly rules through close collaboration with pay TV operator Dish …

Slim pickings (for the rest)....

All you need to know about phone system in Mexico (actually, all you need to know about Mexico) is that Carlos Slim is the richest man in the world making money in one of its poorer regions.

But over the border in the land of the free, Verizon and AT&T pretty much have a duopoly that's reflected in prices higher that in Europe.

Corruption isn't the issue (its endemic in Mex) the system is what's wrong. Where governments dish out licences to print money, no surprise when the recipients do so left to their own devices.

Before the curbs on roaming charges, who'd have thought we'd be grateful to the EU.

Anonymous Coward

His name is Carlos Slim

I mean, he even sounds like a gangster.


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