Thursday, March 11, 2021

Colombia, towards ICT Mission 2022

The ambitions for this 2021 in the Colombian ICT sector are great, on the way to the "ICT Mission 2022", a project of the Government of Ivan Duque who seeks to convert the country into the Silicon Valley of Latin America and among other topics is intended to train about 100,000 programmers in the country. In this line, the 5G tender aimed to be made before the end of current government mandate in 2022 is enrolled.

Colombia is already taking the first steps towards the fifth mobile generation with 5G pilot tests in five cities of the country in the midst of the pandemic. The 5G plan is focused on industrial transformation and not just on providing higher speed services to users. There is awareness of the meaning of 5G as an opportunity for digital transformation of the production models that drive industry 4.0. With the 40 pilot tests that were performed in 2020, Bogotá is consolidated as one of the cities in Latin America to be an epicenter of 5G development. Anyway, so far, no operator gave a commercial deployment date for 5G.

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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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