Cullen International’s Americas Telecoms Country Profiles provide the key facts about the telecoms sector, including the main policy priorities, in 20 countries in the region.
Guatemala and Cuba are the latest countries to be covered in this publication, including these facts:
ETECSA, the state-owned Cuban incumbent, has a monopoly to provide fixed, mobile and internet services in the country until 2023.
Investment in and use of mobile telephony and internet services has been growing over the past few years. Nevertheless, services affordability remains an issue, and continues to affect penetration levels among the Cuban population.
Under exceptions to the US embargo introduced in 2015, US companies have been allowed to sell personal communications equipment and telecoms services in Cuba, and to enter into direct interconnection and roaming agreements with ETECSA.
Telecommunications are regulated by the SIT, a technical agency of the Guatemalan Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing.
Among the key sector initiatives planned are the award of AWS spectrum for mobile communications in 2019 and the switchover to digital terrestrial television by 2022.
20 September 19
New progress report on the transposition of the AVMS Directive across 11 EU member states
Cullen International’s progress report on the transposition of the AVMS Directive provides information on the steps taken so far and the expected calendar of adoption.
13 September 19
New benchmark on automated and connected car regulation in the Americas
Cullen International's latest benchmark shows limited government action so far on automated and connected cars at the national level in the Americas.
11 September 19
Zero rating studies presented at Cullen International seminar
On 4 September 2019, Cullen International hosted a seminar on zero rating. Three different studies issued by the OECD, the Austrian regulator RTR and Epicenter.works were presented by their authors.