Regulator plans to liberalise internet sector

7 Jan 2009

Paraguay’s telecoms regulator Conatel has published a draft proposal for increasing competition in the country’s internet market. The wholesale internet sector is currently a monopoly of state-owned telco Copaco and the watchdog wants to give all operators access to the international fibre-optic network, BNamericas writes. Paraguay has one of the lowest internet penetration rates in Latin America at around 4.5%, according to Conatel. Public comments on the draft proposals are being invited until the end of the month.