Paraguay's Conatel set to overhaul Telecommunications Act

11 Mar 2015

Eduardo Neri Gonzalez, the president of Paraguayan regulator Consejo Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Conatel), is preparing to stage a public consultation to discuss the draft amendment to the 20-year-old Telecommunications Act No. 642/95. Gonzalez told Ultima Hora: ‘The main objective of this project is to update the regulatory framework of Act No. 642/95 to fit the current dynamics of telecoms sector. Considering the current legislation dates back to 1995, there was no talk of the internet. Today’s reality is that data traffic exceeds voice traffic, and the same operators are licensed for different services.’ Following the public consultation, the draft document is likely to be revised by Conatel and passed to Congress for its consideration.

Paraguay, Consejo Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Conatel)