AT&T has reportedly inked a new roaming deal with America Movil for service south of the border.
According to a Wednesday report from Reuters, AT&T and America Movil’s Telcel branch have comes to terms on roaming services in Mexico. Under the arrangement, which is similar to one between America Movil and fellow Mexico carrier Telefonica, America Movil will offer AT&T roaming support for its customers in Mexico. Further details of the deal were not immediately available.
The move comes just days after Mexico’s Supreme Court handed America Movil a victory, ruling legislation blocking the carrier from charging interconnection fees to rivals was unconstitutional. The court indicated rate rules must be set instead by the country’s regulatory body, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT).
Despite its finding that the 2014 telecom law meant to break America Movil’s grip on the Mexico market was unconstitutional, the court also determined other carriers wouldn’t compensate the operator for “adverse effects” caused by the rule’s implementation.
Future regulations are currently in the hands of the IFT to decide, but that body has not given an indication of when new rules are expected to be released. The court, however, said new interconnection rates set by the IFT will go into effect at the start of next year.