Telecoms in Mexico: Wrong numbers

SEVERAL times each day we receive calls at The Economist office in Mexico from people asking for Pedro, or Juanito, or other folk we’ve never heard of. It’s always a wrong number. Unfortunately, though, those aren’t the wrong numbers on the minds of América Móvil, owner of Mexico’s dominant fixed-line and mobile networks, Telmex and Telcel. Instead, several people linked to Carlos Slim’s telecoms empire have written to The Economist in the past week complaining about the “wrong” numbers in our charts showing how pricey and slow Mexico’s broadband services are, compared to other countries in the OECD. The charts (see below), based on OECD data, are in this story.

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