Thursday, June 27, 2019

Spectrum in the middle of the discussion about the merger of Claro with Nextel

The Brazilian antitrust agency has begun a consultation to determine if this operation is against the competitiveness of the mobile market.

The approval or not of the CADE (Administrative Council of Economic Defense) of the purchase operation of Nextel by Claro, will not be of easy resolution for that antitrust agency, taking into account the various intricacies of the Brazilian telecommunications market. That is why it has consulted various actors and even accepted as part of the process the main competitors of Claro, namely Vivo, TIM and Oi.

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Regional · Software and Applications · Regulation19/08/2019

Taxation of new platforms of the digital economy

France went ahead with the creation of a tax that angered the US, but to which Italy, Austria, Poland and the Republic will surely join in the short term. In Latin America, regulators plan to tax OTTs, but there are no uniform criteria and so far taxes fall on the final consumer.

Brasil · Internet & OTT · Regulation13/08/2019

Brazilian IoT plan underpins business progress in definition as SVA and exclusion of Fistel tax payment

Decree 9,854/19 establishes the National Internet of Things Plan, which also provides for the creation of a sector chamber –the Chamber of Management and Support for the Development of Machine-to-Machine and IoT Communication Systems. MITIC must identify priority environments for IoT solutions, although it highlights that, at least, there will be health, cities, industries and rural areas.

Argentina · Regulation · Spectrum07/08/2019

Public consultation on Spectrum Plan with long-term objectives opened

ICT Secretariat of Argentina presented medium and long term guidelines to address future spectrum allocations in an orderly manner. It set the tender for bands for 5G by 2020-21. It will also consult the market about the priorities of actions in middle and millimeter bands, shared use for IoT, secondary market and shutdown of 2G and 3G networks.

Regional · Regulation06/08/2019

National AI strategies: first initiatives sought to contemplate ethical issue from the architecture thereof

Mexico is the first country in the region to formally present a strategy for the use of artificial intelligence. In addition to focusing on privacy, security and skills development, for the OECD and ITU all systems must have the human being as the focus.

Regional · Spectrum02/08/2019

Scope, regulation and databases, the three pillars for the advancement of TV white spaces

Martha Suárez, president of the DSA (Dynamic Spectrum Alliance), spoke with Convergencialatina about regulatory efforts in Latin America. Colombia and Trinidad Tobago are the only countries with existing frameworks, while there is an opportunity to use TVWS for rural broadband.

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Argentina · Politics · Spectrum 19/08/2019

Deputies ask to suspend the frequency assignment

Costa Rica · Operators 19/08/2019

ICE reduced losses in the first quarter of the year

Estados Unidos · Economy · Politics · Equipment Providers and Network Solutions 19/08/2019

The United States extends Huawei’s exemptions for 90 days

Brasil · Regulation · Operators 19/08/2019

Euler de Morais denies that Anatel evaluates intervening Oi

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