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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Uruguay · Regulation28/04/2021

Uruguay begins designing a 5G auction

Mercedes Aramendía, URSEC (Communications Services Regulatory Unit) head, spoke with Convergencialatina about the regulator's plans for this year. The idea is to advance over 3.5 Ghz, with 100 Mhz blocks. Meanwhile, connectivity mapping is underway and a kind of sandbox of 26 Ghz tests with Claro, Movistar and Antel are advancing, albeit at a slow pace.

Paraguay · Regulation · Spectrum27/04/2021

Paraguay works on channeling bands to award 5G spectrum in 2024

Juan Carlos Duarte Duré, Conatel president, highlighted in an interview with Convergencialatina that the regulator's work targets localities relatively far from large urban centers, due to lack of coverage, and national routes. In addition, the entity wants to implement software to geolocate positive Covid-19 cases.

Argentina · Regulation · Economy26/04/2021

Electromobility awaits a law that guarantees a sustainable park in 20 years

While the fine print of the new norm is being discussed in the Argentine Congress, the promises of President Alberto Fernández collide with the doubts of traditional car manufacturers, for whom the country lacks scale to promote a comprehensive plan, which includes manufacturing of batteries, due to the lack of state financial backing.

Argentina · Fixed Broadband · Pay TV · Regulation · Politics16/04/2021

ICT chambers request authorization to raise rates by 15% due to cost increases and inflationary projection

Argentina · Regulation · Politics14/04/2021

Ambrosini pledged to guarantee equal rules in municipalities

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A DIARIO LATINO 15-05-2021

Argentina · Fixed Broadband · Internet & OTT 14/05/2021

Internet Virtual Day 2021 event to be held on Monday and Tuesday next week

Perú · Operators 14/05/2021

MVNO Suma Móvil starts actvities

Bolivia · Pay TV · Operators 14/05/2021

During the pandemic Cotel lost 40% of pay TV subscribers

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