Deadline for drafting Argentine telecoms law extended by 180 days

2 Nov 2016

Argentina’s Ministry of Communications has extended the timeframe for the development of the country’s new Communications Act (Ley de Comunicaciones) by 180 days, according to a report by Politica Argentina, which cites a resolution published in the Official Gazette. The new law is designed to reform, update and unify the Audiovisual Communication Services Law (Law No. 26,522) and ‘Argentina Digital’ (Law No. 27,078), taking into account the convergence of networks and services. The overhaul follows the creation of a new regulator earlier this year, the National Entity for Communications (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones, ENACOM), which was formed through the merger of the Federal Authority of Audiovisual Communication Services (Autoridad Federal de Servicios de Comunicacion Audiovisual, AFSCA) and the Federal ICT Authority (Autoridad Federal de Tecnologias de la Informacion y las Comunicaciones, AFTIC).