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Thursday, September 24, 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.

During the next two or three months, the Government and the private sector will deliberate to build the regulation of the standard that surprised the ICT industry by defining fixed, mobile and pay TV telecommunications services as public, essential and strategic in competition.

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