Watchdog proposes institutional reshuffle as part of 2013-2020 plans

8 Jan 2013

Chilean telecoms regulator Subtel has completed its Digital Agenda for the 2013-2020 period, creating a roadmap for the long-term development of the nation’s ICT and communications sectors. The plans have been submitted for presidential approval and are expected to be made public in March. Amongst the proposals is a suggested institutional reshuffle that would merge the responsibilities of the office of digital development with those of Subtel, removing the potential for changing governments to disrupt the plans and policies for the sector. Oliver Flogel, one of the authors of the 2013-2020 agenda noted that the combination would provide ‘continuity and most importantly a permanent institutional framework for the digital development of Chile.’