Cullen International’s latest Latin America (LATAM) Telecoms Update highlights policy developments affecting the regulation of radio spectrum, wholesale networks and consumer protection in six markets in the region: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
Some of the highlights from 24 June 2022 to 19 September 2022 include:
Argentina assigned local spectrum in the 2.6 GHz band to incumbent mobile operators Claro, Telefónica and Telecom for a total US$27.7m, while Colombia consulted on possible uses of the 6 GHz band and on an update of its spectrum management plan.
In Mexico, América Móvil spun off its tower sites into a new business, while the Mexican government took a controlling stake in Altan Redes which owns the wholesale-only mobile network in the country. The telecoms regulator IFT published its 5G committee’s work plan including ways to facilitate effective 5G implementation and use cases for 5G in Mexico.
Brazil adopted new measures against robocalls, and Colombia approved a new quality of service (QoS) regulation for fixed, mobile and satellite services.
Other news includes Brazil consulting on simplifying its licensing framework to establish a single telecoms service licence, and Peru establishing a working group to propose satellite solutions that could contribute to closing the connectivity gaps in Peru, mainly in rural areas.
For more information and to access the complete LATAM Telecoms Update, please click on “Access the full content” - or on “Request Access”, in case you are not subscribed to our Americas Telecoms service.
28 November 22
Mobile infrastructure sharing in the Middle East and North Africa
Cullen International’s new benchmark on mobile infrastructure sharing in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) sheds light on the main regulatory frameworks adopted in 13 MENA countries.
25 November 22
IoT in the data economy
This Global Trends benchmark analyses policies and regulation aimed at promoting innovation and building trust in the use of the internet of things (IoT) by industry, the public sector and consumers.
24 November 22
All you need to know about the new NIS2 Directive – Part 1: Scope
Cullen International is releasing a series of reports on the different aspects of the newly revised European Union directive on the security of network and information systems (NIS2). The first report covers the objectives and scope of the revised directive. It also explains the applicable rules to classify entities as either essential or important and therefore subject to the directive.