Thursday, March 25, 2021

Unknowns about price regulation and user benefits

ENACOM resolutions 1466 and 1467, of late 2020, leave open questions about whether or not there is a real benefit for users. Convergencia inquiries to operators of different sizes and services reveal little interest in the PBU on the part of customers.

Since the publication of DNU 690 until its regulation - through ENACOM resolutions 1466 and 1467 at the end of 2020 - a lot has been written from the perspective of companies, but little from the shoes of the user of ICT services (demand), to understand how the behaviors might be.

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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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