It may be as a spin-off or separately run unit, but Carlos Slim's Telmex (TMX -2.1%) is...

|By:, SA News Editor

It may be as a spin-off or separately run unit, but Carlos Slim's Telmex (TMX -2.1%) is splitting in two, establishing a new company to handle rural investments, where the company says it's often operating at a loss. Rivals complain that access to Slim's telecom networks is too pricey, while Slim argues they need to establish their own infrastructure, particuarly in the hard-to-reach areas.