Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Gabriel Boric becomes president of Chile together with 5G: What will happen in telecommunications?

In the same week that 5G technology was launched, the candidate of the left-wing Apruebo Dignidad bloc, Gabriel Boric, won the ballot by a large majority, with almost 56% of the votes. On the same day of the elections, a controversy was raised with the Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Gloria Hutt, although it was not related to her management in telecommunications, but due to the lack of public transport that complicated the transfer in communes of middle and popular sectors from Santiago. There were suspicions, while in the Metropolitan region the majority vote in favor of the Frente Amplio deputy is concentrated, while the government coalition gave its support to the right-wing candidate José Antonio Kast. The minister denied at first that there was less transportation, although she later acknowledged that there was a noticeable decrease. She did not accept, however, that it was a government strategy.

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Argentina · Spectrum16/05/2022

Chronicle of a return of spectrum: the arguments between Enacom and Telecom

The operator has demanded compensation for disposing of those blocks. Enacom rejected it, arguing that the company has enough spectrum to meet its obligations. Now, the regulator has put the 2600 MHz band in the assignment-on-demand process, which opens new enquiries about who will be able to participate and if the legal limits on spectrum possession in the hands of each operator will be maintained.

Globales · Internet & OTT · Regulation04/05/2022

European operators claim € 20 billion per year from big tech companies to use networks

They presented a study proposing that Amazon, Google, Meta and Netflix contribute to a direct fund that will be used to pay part of network updates. They assure that the traffic caused by these technologies costs them up to € 28 billion a year.

Costa Rica · Software and Applications · Politics02/05/2022

Challenges and lessons of the unprecedented cyberattack against the state structure of a country

On April 18, a massive cyberattack began against Costa Rican government institutions. The attack was successful in encrypting a number of databases, although according to official information, subsequent attacks failed to penetrate. But there are doubts about the scope of the breach in digital defense systems. The Ministry of Finance had to open a parallel website because the original is still blocked.

México · Economy25/04/2022

Lithium nationalization raises questions about future of its exploitation

The government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador bets that a state company, Litiomex, will take over the production of the mineral. However, in the private sector they have doubts about the undertaking given the level of investment needed to carry it out and the limited quality of Mexican lithium, which requires new techniques for its use. In addition, they warn about legal claims.

Argentina · Politics21/04/2022

Replacement of parts in the organizational chart of the government ICT sector

The Manzur-Neme line is strengthened in the positions of greatest weight and massismo advances in central dependencies

The changes produced in the ICT area of the national government suggest where the focus of the new management will be: the expansion of the service, the ordering of spectrum and the dejudicialization of the relationship with operators. But it also points out the nuclei of political power within the state structure.

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