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Paraguay is one of the least-developed telecom markets in LatAm, largely marred by delays and lack of clarity on the policy and regulations front. However, a sectoral revival seems more likely on back of major announcements by Conatel in recent years.


  • Among the major focus areas for the regulator at this current time are digital switchover and new spectrum allocations.
  • The regulator’s move to amend the Telecommunications Act No. 642/95 to make it more relevant to the current market dynamics is a big step towards revamping the sector.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a summary of all major regulations in the Paraguay telecoms market.
  • Includes details of the relevant regulated markets and the players designated as dominant in these markets.

Key questions answered

  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in Paraguay?
  • What remedies are being proposed to improve the telecoms market in Paraguay?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

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


  • 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

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • Quality of service
  • Regulation of bundles
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Numbering policy
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund


  • Methodology
  • Author

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