Digital adoption in Latin America

4G Americas

The pervasiveness of technology in people’s daily lives has turned notions such as social inclusion, digitization and connectivity into familiar terms for the population. Thus, many governments and organizations worldwide have included these terms as key themes and pillars of their administrations and policies. In order for societies to reap the full benefits of technology advances, proper adoption of wireless technology such as 4G LTE which can be deployed on different frequency bands, will require a set of known and stable conditions.

Operators are constantly challenged to increase adoption and improve service provisions which call for ongoing network and infrastructure investments, among other measures, partly depending to the significant growth in the demand for telecommunications services.

Globally, history has shown that sharing agreements should be based on business deals and the will of the parties as well as technical, operational and economic feasibility.

Despite these realities, the conditions and requirements faced by operators vary from country to country depending on citizen participation, timing and deadlines, procedures, the stakeholders involved and the responsible entity selected.

This white paper looks into the impact these policies have had and continue to have on network deployment and outlines the widespread and recommended practices, as well as the different legal and regulatory frameworks in selected Latin American countries.

This white paper was first published on the 4G Americas website

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