Friday, May 21, 2021

Mobile phone users register, the axis of strong controversies in Mexico

Driven by the government for security reasons, it was contested since its enactment as law, last April, by industry and analysts. The Justice accepted protective injunctions against its application and studies the requests to declare it unconstitutional.

On April 13, the Senate of Mexico approved a reform to the Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law, which created the Padrón Nacional de Usuarios de Telefonía Móvil (Panaut) (National Register of Mobile Telephone Users). This vote was preceded by a strong debate between those who promoted the Panaut - the representatives of the government party, Morena, both in the Executive Power and in Congress - and their detractors: the political opposition, the telecommunications industry, analysts and academics linked to this sector, and even the body that regulates it, the  Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) (Telecom Regulator).

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Costa Rica · Regulation09/06/2021

Costa Rica seeks to modify its Data Protection Law

There are several initiatives, which have emerged in the last six months that aim to change the regulation. Among the proposals are the strengthening of sanctions, setting a minimum of 15 years to consent to the processing of personal data and restructuring the Prodhab (Agency for the Protection of Inhabitants' Data).

México · Politics16/06/2021

Mid-term elections in Mexico: a tepid ruling party victory over weak opposition

On June 6, a vote was cast to renew 500 members of the House of Representatives, governors of 15 states and some 20,000 local positions. Although Morena, the governing party, won the competition, it was not enough to reach the qualified majority in the House, which was the maximum objective. All in all, the governing coalition was consolidated after three years in office and is looking good ahead of the 2024 presidential elections.

Colombia · Regulation25/05/2021

CRC to verify 23 proposals received for the first regulatory sandbox in Latin America

The regulator has until June 17 to investigate the submitted projects. The start to test is scheduled for October 1. Until now, the United Kingdom was the pioneer in introducing this model in the fintech sector and South Korea was the first to extend the mechanism to the ICT field.

Colombia · Economy · Politics31/05/2021

MinTIC’s projects to reactivate the Colombian ICT sector

In the midst of the deep socio-economic crisis, the entity is implementing 11 training programs for professional human resources linked to ICT and promotes the digitization of companies, with a US$ 253 million investment. In addition, US$ 84 million will be disbursed in public TV during 2021.

Perú · Politics03/06/2021

Elections in Peru: a ballotage loaded with ghosts

This Sunday they will decide who will occupy the Government Palace in the next four years. Both Pedro Castillo, from the leftist Peru Libre, and Keiko Fujimori, from the right-wing Fuerza Popular are fighting for first place. Polls indicate that there is a technical tie.

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A DIARIO LATINO 22-06-2021

Brasil · Regulation · Operators 21/06/2021

Anatel authorizes Claro to create a tower company

España · Internet & OTT · Operators 21/06/2021

Telefónica launches its music service already tested in Latin America

México · Operators 21/06/2021

MVNOs double their market share in one year

Chile · Terrestrial Backbones · Internet & OTT · Operators 21/06/2021

National Economic Prosecutor's Office approves the sale of Movistar's fiber optic subsidiary to KKR

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