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Colombia steps back from regulatory merger

Colombia steps back from regulatory merger

The Colombian government has formally withdrawn an October 2017 bill seeking to merge two of the country’s regulatory bodies, TeleGeography reports. “It is understood that while a converged regulatory landscape is still seen as a priority, the bill itself included a number of divisive clauses relating to the funding of the public television sector, prompting its withdrawal by Juanita Rodriguez Kattah, the vice-minister of digital economy.” In October last year the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (MinTIC) declared its intention to transform the Commission for the Regulation of Communications (CRC) and the National Television Authority (ANTV) into a new, enlarged regulatory body, which would have been named the Communications Commission (Comision de Comunicaciones). The move was conceived as a way to better equip the watchdog as convergence between the telecoms and broadcasting sectors gathers pace. Read more

  • Monday, 25 June 2018

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