VoIP regulation due early 2007

4 Jan 2007

Chile’s transport and telecommunications ministry, the MTT, plans to hold a public consultation process on VoIP regulation and aims to have a final document on the matter during the first months of the year, writes BNamericas citing local newspaper Diario Financiero. The move will please industry players such as IP telephony provider Voissnet which has long claimed that the VoIP market has been hindered by technical barriers imposed by incumbent operator Telefónica Chile. In late October 2006 Chile’s antitrust tribunal (TDLC) fined Telefónica Chile nearly USD1 million for blocking VoIP calls.