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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Presidents of Argentina and Chile sign agreement to build the Transpacific submarine cable

During his visit to Chile, President Alberto Fernández signed, together with President Sebastián Piñera, the agreement for the joint construction of the Transpacific submarine cable “Digital Gateway Asia South America”, within the framework of a telecommunications integration agenda between both countries. According to specifications of the Argentine Chief of Cabinet, Santiago Cafiero, the project will be carried out through the national telecommunications company, Arsat. Argentina agrees to participate in the project, making a capital contribution, the amount and modality will be determined by mutual agreement between Desarrollo País, the Chilean public entity in charge of structuring it, and Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales.

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Colombia · Regulation · Spectrum


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Argentina · Pay TV


ESPN-FOX merger would anticipate the sports OTT business

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Argentina · Politics


Alberto Fernández announces two bills to encourage electric mobility

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