CRC calls for review of barriers to telecoms infrastructure deployment

26 Feb 2016

Colombian telecoms watchdog the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) has urged the mayors of eight municipalities to review their respective Land Management Plans in order to remove barriers, prohibitions or restrictions on the deployment of infrastructure for the provision of telecommunications services, according to Telesemana. The CRC has recommended the mayors of Bogota, Cajica, Cali, Ibague, Lorica, Monteria, Planeta Rica and Popayan to check infrastructure installation constraints regarding the maximum height of towers, distances between them, dwell times of the infrastructure and the banning of installation of new antennas.

The order follows an analysis of 25 municipalities as part of measures being promoted by the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (MinTIC), and the CRC will issue recommendations to the remaining 17 municipalities – Sincelejo, Bog, Corozal, Cartagena, Cucuta, Barranquilla, Sahagun, Pereira, La Estrella, Palmira and La Union, Neiva, Santa Marta, Barrancabermeja, Valledupar and Floridablanca – over the next few days.