• On November 13, 2012, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski signed a new agreement with Hector Olavarria Tapia, Mexico’s Under-Secretary for Communications, to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking of mobile devices between the U.S. and Mexico. This agreement follows ongoing cooperative efforts by the U.S. and Mexico, including work done by mobile services providers in both countries to create an international stolen device database. It requires, among other things, the FCC and Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) collaboratively to crack down on international trafficking of stolen mobile devices. Their progress will be summarized in biannual reports that will be available to the public. To read more, click here.