Latest policy and regulatory developments in major LATAM telecoms markets 29 September 22 Javier Morales Fhon

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.

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