Thursday, July 11, 2019

Interview with Pamela Gidi

Chile's plan to add 14,000 new fiber optic kilometers until 2023

In an interview with Convergencialatina, the head of Chile's Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel) (Undersecretariat of Telecommunications) stated that they have the 5G tender specifications ready to be launched in January 2020, and it would only be delayed if the companies decide to bring the process to the courts.

Pamela Gidi, head of the Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel) (Undersecretariat of Telecommunications) of Chile, gave an interview to Convergencialatina, after the announcement of the “historical subsidy" for the National Optical Fiber project. On the plans towards 5G, she announced that his country will be one of the first in the region to launch the new technology, "unless the companies decide to bring the process to the courts".

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Colombia · Regulation18/09/2019

Colombia´s convergent regulator defines its agenda and creates new positions

Carlos Lugo Silva, commissioner of the Comisión Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC) (Telecom regulator) Communications Session, explained to Convergencialatina the progress in the establishment process and the challenges facing the new entity, which covers telecommunications, postal and audiovisual media services .

Argentina · Economy · Politics17/09/2019

Digital Economy as axis of presidential candidate Alberto Fernández productive plans

The representative of Frente de Todos leads the voting intention for next election on October 27. Science and technology as fundamental areas and the focus on post convergence.

Regional · Regulation · Spectrum30/08/2019

There are already 276 inter-American proposals agreed on for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019

That was the result of Citel's last meeting in Ottawa, in the middle of this month. On September 13, the agency will present them before the ITU, in the prelude to WRC-19, which will be held in Egypt at the end of October. The debate focused on the bands identified for IMT and frequency expansion for HAPS.

Globales · Regulation23/08/2019

Last meeting of ITU-T Study Group 5 achieved consent on 16 Recommendations

This meeting, attended by 110 participants, was held in Geneva from 13- 22 May 2019. A new focus group on environmental efficiency for artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies -FGAI4EE-, which will have its first meeting in Vienna on October 15, was also created.

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.

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