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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

NPlay Southern Cone 2023

Telecom brought the "Fair Share" issue to the debate and criticized DNU 690

Telecom's Regulation and Wholesale Business Manager, Hernán Colombo, called for building a long-term roadmap. On the second day of Nplay Southern Cone 2023, he stated that "the main objective is to get out of the current situation" and, in particular, he pointed out that "getting out of DNU 690 is an absolutely necessary condition."

He used the cases of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru as a reference and proposed "simplifying regulations and facilitating the granting of licenses. To remove obstacles to the coming industry, for which, through 5G, the deployment of infrastructure will be essential."

Along these lines, he advised, "taking successful models as a reference and simplifying to facilitate deployment." He highlighted the Brazilian case, where the design of the 5G auction allowed faster-than-expected deployments.

He also introduced to the panel the issue of "Fair Share", discussed at length at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in Barcelona at the end of February. He stressed the importance of achieving "an equitable contribution to infrastructure deployment that reaches out to new players who operate on the same infrastructure but do not participate in the rollout scheme. In Europe, discussions are being held on how to ensure the sustainability of the players and the system."

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