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Hannia Vega

Hannia Vega

Commissioner, Superintendencia De Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL), Costa Rica

Hannia Vega is the Commissioner of the Council of the Superintendency of Telecommunications (SUTEL) in Costa Rica. During her presidency thus far, she has promoted issues such as the first regulatory agenda in the country, open sessions of the SUTEL Council with the participation of users and operators in several communities of the national territory and follow-up of issues related to competing markets, indicators of the telecommunications industry and measurements of the quality of services, inside the INTERACTIVE SUTEL platform.

She has been in several public positions, including the first Vice Ministry of Telecommunications of Costa Rica (2008-2012) and the Vice Ministry of National Planning and Economical Policy (2006-2008). She has also been a parliamentary adviser in the periods from 1994 to 2006 and 2012 to 2016, where she developed the “Open Parliament” project.

To her name, she has a number of achievements including the development of the First National Telecommunications Plan of Costa Rica (2009-2014) with a fulfillment of 90% of its goals; the design and implementation of a “Digital Divide Index” (IBD), which links the dimensions of access, use, quality and appropriation of telecommunications as well as defining the National Broadband Strategy. She also represents her country at a number of inter-institutional and international commissions.

She studied political science and has a Public Administration Master from the University of Costa Rica. She has been professor at the University of Costa Rica in the Schools of Public Administration and Political Science (1997-2003), as well as academic researcher of the Organization for American States (OAS) from 2000 to 2003.

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