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ICT regulatory watch

Bnamericas Published: Monday, February 13, 2023
ICT regulatory watch

Peru’s telecoms regulator Osiptel approved the update of the schedule for reorganizing the 806MHz-821MHz and 851MHz-866MHz, 821MHz-824MHz and 866MHz-869MHz frequency bands to optimize band use and facilitate deployment of more networks and telecoms services.

The new schedule is as follows:





Publication of the rearrangement proposal

February 24


Submission of comments on the proposal

February 27-March 17


Meetings with operators involved in the rearrangement

March 20-March 31


Proposal publication, incorporating the comments received and evaluated

April 21


Public hearing

April 21-May 5


Issuance of the rearrangement resolution

June 28


Peru plans to cut 24 of its 71 telecoms regulations rules this year.

On the agenda is also the modification of quality regulation, the revision of the maximum fixed networks interconnection charge, the modification of rate registration regulations, regulatory quality guidelines and setting rates for service reconnection.


Osiptel established that the maximum rates of baskets C, D and E of the basic telephony services provided by Telefónica del Perú will remain at their current levels.


Hebert Tassano Velaochaga and Raúl García Carpio were appointed to Osiptel’s permanent collegiate body following the resignation of María Alcázar Valdivia and Patricia Carreño Ferré.


Osiptel also seeks comments on the draft standard for the supervision procedures of public telecoms service quality indicators, as well as modifications to the sanctions and infractions regime.

The draft will be available for 30 calendar days, starting February 10, when it was published in the official gazette.


Mexican regulator IFT approved its 2023 program, which includes the IFT-11 tender to improve and expand availability for specialized radio communication, the call for and publication of bases for the IFT-12 tender for the commercial use of spectrum segments for mobile services, including 5G, determining obligations of economic agents providing restricted television and audio services, and the biennial sector review, with special focus on the declaration of América Móvil's preponderance.

The program is available here.


Maximiliano Martinhão was appointed Brazil’s telecommunications secretary.

Martinhão served in that position between 2011 and 2016. He also held positions at regulator Anatel and state company Telebras, among others.


Dominican Republic’s telecoms regulator Indotel, the district city council and service providers agreed to remove disused aerial cables in central Santo Domingo.

The first phase covers 4.34km2.

In a future meeting, electricity distribution company Edesur will be included, as well as other sector players.

The plan replicates the pilot in Seralles sector.


Bolivia’s transport and telecoms regulator ATT seeks consultancy on mobile interconnection charges and reference prices for support and essential services and network elements.

Services must include the applicable methodology, as well as prices, costs, manuals for the application of cost models and interconnection and long-distance transit charge methods. Training for ATT personnel should be included.

Proposals will be received through February 17. More details are available here.


The board of Costa Rican regulator Sutel appointed Federico Chacón Loaiza as the entity’s president for this year and the next. Chacón Loaiza has served in that position between 2020-21 and 2021-22.

The board also appointed Cinthya Arias Leitón as first vice president and Gilbert Camacho Mora as second vice president.

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