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Introduction

Argentina is one of the prime telecoms markets in Latin America. The country is characterized by a high penetration of mobile services and has had fixed telephone frozen tariffs for more than 10 years.

Highlights

  • The new government is trying to get private investment in Argentina in a convergent scenario.

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
  • The wholesale fixed-line market is selectively regulated in Argentina. Service providers are mostly free to determine service terms and prices through commercial negotiations.
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Access to MVNOs

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
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Numbering policy

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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