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Introduction

Argentina is among the prime telecoms markets in South and Central America and the country experienced significant movements in the sector in 2014.

Highlights

  • Although Argentina made several significant changes to the telecoms market in 2014, in the long term the regulatory process could benefit from more consistency and accuracy. There was vast deregulation in 2000, yet some retail services are still subject to regulation.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in Argentina.
  • Offers details of the relevant regulated markets and the players identified as dominant in these markets.

Key questions answered

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

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
  • Access to MVNOs
  • Numbering policy

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • Quality of service
  • Regulation of bundles
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • Consultation for a new mobile consumer service regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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