Mexican Supreme Court turns telecom reform on its head

On Wednesday, August 16 the Mexican Supreme Court voted unanimously to rule unconstitutional the Zero Interconnection Rate, a bedrock provision of the Mexican Telecom Reform act of 2014. The Supreme Court essentially said it is not empowered to set interconnection rates, and put the onus on the regulator, the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT), to establish interconnection rates.