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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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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