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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Trump and Macron agreed to postpone negotiations on GAFA rates

It would be until the end of the year, as they decided in a conversation last Sunday. "We will work together to achieve a good agreement and avoid any increase in customs tariffs," said French President Emmanuel Macron. On January 7, the United States and France had set 15 days to reach an agreement and allow the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) to work towards an international rate for the giants of the digital sector.

Tomorrow, in the framework of the Davor forum, the French Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, will meet with his American counterpart, Steven Mnuchin, to deepen the details of discussions within the framework of the OECD.

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Puerto Rico · Fixed Broadband


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Argentina · Satellites


Argentina’s 3rd satellite construction progressing

The investment will be US$ 250 million and officials estimate that it will pay itself off in five years. Arsat president, Pablo Tognetti, explained to Convergencia that the satellite, with an estimated useful life of 15 years, would bill about US$ 750 million.

Bolivia · Politics


In search of normality, Bolivia elects’ president next Sunday

The MAS representative, Luis Arce, and former president Carlos Mesa are the main candidates, although polls indicate a second round as probable.

Regional · Pay TV · Internet & OTT


SME cable companies in Latin America, faced with the challenge of subsisting

Chambers from Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia, Uruguay and Argentina participated in a virtual forum. The collection came to fall 50% in the first months of the pandemic in some cases. A "derogatory treatment" on the part of the programmers, who demand increases for the renewal of content contracts, even in this scenario is denounced. And in turn, these content providers become competitors of the cable companies as they transfer exclusive content from pay TV programming schedules to their own OTTs.

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