Nicaragua: Telecommunications Legislation Project to be Ready Soon
Although the project is not well-known in the country, the President of the Nicaraguan Institute of Communications has commented in Cuba that the proposal is already ready.
Monday, February 16, 2009
The President of the Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Mail (Telcor), Orlando Castillo, commented a few days ago, in the 2009 XIII Data Processing International Convention and Fair, which was held in Cuba, that the initiative that entails a new telecommunications law in Nicaragua will be ready soon.
Government control over the allocation of concessions and the lack of antitrust rules have set alarm bells ringing for companies in the sector.
If approved, the usufruct of radio, television and telephony frequencies would be extended to 25 years.
A proposal has been made to draft a new telecommunications bill from scratch, completely leaving out the concepts of state control that the current proposal contains.
Radio frequencies will be awarded taking into consideration not only economic proposals but also communicational proposals.
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