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FCC warns of difficulties in implementing 5G

The president of the Federal Communications Commission of the United States (FCC), Ajit Pai, pointed out that high costs, limited spectrum availability and the lack of personnel to build networks are key restrictions for the arrival of 5G to the country.

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Argentina · Satellites19/10/2020

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 · Politics14/10/2020

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 & OTT09/10/2020

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.

República Dominicana · Regulation07/10/2020

New management at head of Indotel wants to increase demand for quality in expansion of services

This was stated by its Executive Director, Julissa Cruz Abreu. In dialogue with Convergencialatina, she analyzed the current situation of the entity, the connectivity problems in areas of the Interior and the goals of the National Spectrum Policy, with a horizon to 2030.

Argentina · Smartphones & Devices08/10/2020

Mobile factories on the eve of a new year with record fall

The president of the Asociación de Fábricas de Terminales de Electrónica (Afarte) (Association of Electronics Terminal Factories), Federico Hellemeyer, did not dare to project a number for 2020 but acknowledged that companies expect to end the year at a “much lower” level than in the previous one. The plants established in Tierra del Fuego were stopped for 84 days in total: 60 between March and May and ther 24 days in August.  

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México · Regulation · Spectrum 22/10/2020

IFT: it will tender frequencies for 5G in 2021

El Salvador · Operators 22/10/2020

Digicel to be 100% digitized

Puerto Rico · Fixed Broadband 22/10/2020

Government requests proposals for broadband

Honduras · Operators 22/10/2020

Hondutel's losses reach US$ 6.1 million

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