Regulator to look at rural wireless proposals

19 Oct 2006

The Argentine regulator, Comisión Nacional de Comunicaciones (CNC), is studying around 90 requests from small operators looking to provide services in remote areas, reports BNamericas. The government last year launched a universal service fund (USF) to encourage the provision of WiLL fixed line services, based on CDMA-450 technology. The areas that will benefit from the projects, once authorised, will include parts of the provinces of Chubut, Córdoba, Santa Fé, Neuquén and Entre Rios, as well as the towns of El Calafate and Merlo.