James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

U.S. Government Puts Pressure On Carlos Slim, Mexico's Telecom Sector To Open Up To Competition

In an unusually direct report,  the U.S. government said that “enhancing competition in Mexico’s telecommunications sector continues to be a challenge.” The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s new 2013 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers points out that telecom tycoon Carlos Slim’s America Movil (NYSE:AMX), the parent company of wireless carrier Telcel and wireline carrier Telmex, “dominates both the fixed and mobile segments of the Mexican telecommunications market .” http://www.forbes.com/sites/doliaestevez/2013/04/01/u-s-government-puts-pressure-on-carlos-slim-mexicos-telecom-sector-to-open-up-to-competition/