Telecommunications Law Reforms in El Salvador

Radio frequencies will be awarded taking into consideration not only economic proposals but also communicational proposals.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Amendments to the Telecommunications Act were passed by the Legislative Assembly with the consensus of all sectors involved, according to an article in Elsalvador.com.

"... The amendments include the way the frequencies are assigned being determined by the Management of Telecommunications at the Siget, taking into account the target audience and the sector that is looking for a frequency in the radio spectrum, explained the people who were involved in the work on the amendments. For example, one of the new mechanisms involves the competition, which will bring to the foreground, not the economic capacity of the medium, but the communicational proposal presented and its attraction to the target audience. "

"... The president of the Salvadoran Association of Broadcasters (ASDER), Jose Luis Saca said that these reforms provide legal certainty for the next 20 years: 'With this reform not only legal certainty but freedom of expression is guaranteed . It has become a very clear proposal, which does not give rise to interpretation but is technical '. "



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