Chile and Argentina take steps towards elimination of roaming charges

11 May 2018

The telecoms regulators of Chile and Argentina are in the final stages of formulating an agreement to eliminate mobile roaming charges between the two countries, following a top level meeting this week attended by Chile’s Undersecretary of Telecommunications Pamela Gidi, the VP of Argentina’s National Entity for Communications (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones, ENACOM), Silvana Giudici, and the latter country’s ICT Secretary Hector Huici. Following the meeting, the authorities expect to achieve their goal in 2019, with a statement from Subtel noting that the process will take a year to implement once an agreement is ratified by the parliaments of the two countries.

Commenting on Pamela Gidi said of the progress made: ‘Today, the governments of Argentina and Chile have taken an important step towards bilateral and regional economic integration that will allow us to advance in the elimination of international roaming in 2019. Our region needs to boost its digital economy and narrow the gap with the most developed countries.’