2020 policy outlook in the Americas – now also including Honduras and Nicaragua 18 May 20

Connectivity issues are the main focus in the 2020 regulatory agenda for countries in Central America and the Caribbean. The agendas include several spectrum-related actions, mainly to free up and make use of spectrum for mobile services. Almost every country is also working on national broadband plans.

The Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama are working on analogue switch-off and to implement digital terrestrial television. Jamaica is developing new infrastructure sharing rules, while the agendas of Costa Rica and El Salvador include the updating of quality of service rules.

Most countries also foresee measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, mainly to guarantee service availability and connectivity.

Cullen International’s Americas Telecoms Profiles provide key information on 22 countries across the region, covering the main telecoms statistics, institutional and regulatory frameworks, and sectoral policies. The latest edition of the Profiles provides coverage of two additional countries, Honduras and Nicaragua.

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