Regulatory duo CRC, ANTV could be merged in Colombia

19 Oct 2017

Colombia’s Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (Ministerio de Tecnologias de la Informacion y las Comunicaciones, MinTIC) has presented a bill to Congress that will seek to transform the Commission for the Regulation of Communications (Comision de Regulacion de Comunicaciones, CRC) and the National Television Authority (Autoridad Nacional de Television, ANTV) into a new, enlarged regulatory body, which will be named the Communications Commission (Comision de Comunicaciones). The move has been conceived as a way to better equip the watchdog as the pace of convergence within the telecoms and broadcasting sectors gathers pace. The bill will now be debated in the Senate and the House of Representatives.