Internet market liberalisation decision postponed

10 Dec 2008

Paraguay’s government has postponed making a decision on the liberalisation of the country’s internet market. A report from BNamericas, which cites local newspaper La Nacion, says that the government will now return to the discussion next March. Paraguay’s president Fernando Lugo this week met with representatives of state-owned telco Copaco and telecoms regulator Conatel to investigate the possibility of allowing competition into the wholesale internet market, which is currently monopolised by Copaco. The reasons behind the decision to postpone liberalisation were not given.