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Post pandemic regulation in Latin America: universalization and cybersecurity, axes for new normality

Among the alternatives that are gaining strength in the region for the debate table after the health crisis are the minimum broadband speed regulations; strategies for access to devices sustained over time; and regulatory sandboxes.

In the past four months, the Latin American telecommunications industry was able to adapt to teleworking, remote education, and agreements with content providers. However, the Covid-19 pandemic revealed inequalities in coverage and quality of three types: users who stopped contracting due to lack of income; geographical areas with service failures due to less availability of services; and digital illiteracy. Initially, the reaction of Latin American regulators was to attend to the emergency and ensure the continuity of services: it is expected that after the emergency, mechanisms of greater flexibility and innovation will be installed in the regulations field, with access universalization as the central axis.

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Argentina · Regulation · Economy18/09/2020

Knowledge Economy Law remains on hold in the Senate

The project that proposes to modify aspects of Law 27.506 - establishing the Regime for the Promotion of the Knowledge Economy- is on hold in the Senate of the Nation pending its treatment and approval.

Argentina · Terrestrial Backbones · Satellites · Politics · Data Center17/09/2020

Argentine government launches the National Connectivity Program

President Alberto Fernández yesterday led the launch of the National Connectivity Program, which provides for a total investment of US$ 504 million to provide fiber optic and satellite connectivity throughout the country. The initiative also contemplates the enhancement of the Arsat Open Digital Television and Data Center infrastructure.

Argentina · Regulation · Economy09/09/2020

Teleworking to have a troubled future

Beyond the fact that the discussion on regulation did nothing more than reissue classic and basic disputes between businessmen and unions, questions are being raised for the IT sector due to the limits on hiring and the lack of tools to stop the flight of talent abroad.  

Argentina · Regulation24/08/2020

Micaela Sánchez Malcolm: The government prioritizes access to services and plans to work with private companies

The secretary of Public Innovation told Convergencialatina that the changes introduced by the Covid-19 pandemic in the habits of citizens "pushed" the national government to, in first place, "prioritize that people stay within services" and “guarantee access”.

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Argentina · Regulation · Economy 18/09/2020

Knowledge Economy Law remains on hold in the Senate

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Argentine government launches the National Connectivity Program

Globales · Mobile · Operators 16/09/2020

Rakuten and Telefónica to cooperate in developing OpenRAN

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