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Wednesday, September 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.  

The wave of questions and resistance to the new telework law augurs a future of conflict, first in its regulation and then in its application. It cannot be said that the business lobby has not had any results in Congress, despite the fact that the ruling party managed to approve without changes the project that it had already negotiated with the opposition in the House. The participation of the Unión Industrial Argentina (UIA) (Argentine Industrial Union), the Cámara Argentina de Comercio (CAC) (Argentine Chamber of Commerce), the Confederación Argentina de la Mediana Empresa (CAME) (Argentine Confederation of Medium Enterprises) and the Asamblea de Pequeños y Medianos Empresarios (APYME) (Assembly of Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs) in the last meeting of the Labor and Social Welfare Committee before the project passed to the upper house obtained some advantages: the rule will come into effect only three months after the end of the Aislamiento Social, Preventivo y Obligatorio (ASPO) (Social, Preventive and Obligatory Isolation), so it avoided paying the economic costs of teleworking during the quarantine, where the modality was shot.

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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.

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 · Regulation · Politics24/09/2020

Opportunity to debate regulation of Decree 690 and also the strategic role of ICT in the post-pandemic

An isolated measure does not seem valid if the government considers that the current regulation does not allow to reach an agreement on prices or establishing mechanisms so that prices result in “more people” hiring ICT services. To achieve greater digital inclusion, it should be based on a diagnosis that identifies barriers and articulates policies that consider the structure of the supply in different locations of the country, the levels of competition for service and barriers of the demand.

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.

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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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