Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Interview with Alejandro Navarrete, head of Radioelectric Spectrum Unit of the Federal Telecommunications Institute

"I see it feasible for IFT-12 to be held in second half of the year"

Navarrete told Convergencialatina that there will be some 330 MHz on offer in low and medium bands and that the objective is to increase the number of players in the local market. To this end, the IFT will continue trying to convince both Mexican Executive Branch and Congress to reduce the annual fee for the use of the spectrum. The Mexican treasury lost US$225 million annually due to the return of spectrum by operators.

Convergencialatina: What is your reading of AT&T's recent decision to return spectrum?

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Argentina · Regulation · Operators · Spectrum20/03/2023

Chronicle of an unannounced auction

At MWC Barcelona 2023, Enacom authorities did not launch the 5G spectrum bidding process. The draft of the bidding terms would be advanced and there would be no surprises. The value of the bands would be lower than what has been reported so far. There is still the problem of the lack of political will to control the commitments assumed by operators, as in the case of 4G.

Argentina · E-Government10/03/2023

Parliamentary initiatives in telemedicine back to try their luck in the 2023 agenda

With the return of the ordinary sessions, the debates on two national bills will be reactivated: one legislates on telehealth and the other includes telemedicine as an ICT service, which would give its providers access to the Universal Service Fund. Another proposal, in the Buenos Aires Legislature, proposes making telemedicine mandatory in public health.

Costa Rica · Mobile · Regulation · Operators07/03/2023

Sutel delivered the results of the feasibility consultation, but the reality of 5G is still far away

The Superintendence of Telecommunications (Sutel) presented to the Ministry of Science and Telecommunications (Micitt) the results of the public consultation regarding the feasibility study of the bidding process to launch the development of 5G as soon as possible. Among the recommendations, Sutel emphasizes speeding up processes, however the possibility of this happening seems uncertain.

Ecuador · Regulation27/02/2023

Ecuador seeks modernization through the Law for Digital and Audiovisual Transformation

Recently published in the Official Gazette, the new regulation proposes the adoption of new digital technologies in both government services and the private sector. Among other measures, it establishes the regulatory sandbox for telecommunications and the deployment of community networks. Another key point of this law is the tax exemption for the audiovisual sector.

Argentina · Regulation · Spectrum14/02/2023

Will the 5G tender be announced in Catalan or Spanish?

Regulation of STeFI services, 3.5 GHz allocation and an imminent announcement: the specifications for the spectrum auction that could be unveiled at the MWC in Barcelona.

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