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Introduction

Argentina's economy has been facing several challenges for more than a decade. Sharp devaluation of the Argentine peso against the US dollar has had a negative impact on the telecoms sector, resulting in the slowing down of investments in the market. However, the Argentine telecoms regulator, ENACOM, is imposing regulations to improve market conditions.

Highlights

  • The Argentine Senate has approved a half sanction to the Convergence Bill.
  • Greater government focus is required to expand the broadband service.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides details on the regulated markets in the Argentine telecoms sector.
  • Offers a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in the country.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in the country?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in the country?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author