ENACOM imposes limits on tariff increases

8 Jan 2021

Since 1 January Argentina’s telecoms operators have had strict limits placed on their ability to increase tariffs by the National Communications Agency (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones, ENACOM). Fixed line telcos, mobile operators and ISPs are only able to raise retail prices by 5%, while telcos serving SMEs and cooperatives are able to increase prices by 8%. The rule was imposed via Resolucion 1466/20, dated 21 December 2020.

The watchdog explains: ‘With this regulation, it is sought to establish a balanced, affordable and [high] quality access to ICT services, guaranteeing the human right to communication, as established by the regulation published in the Official Gazette and communicated to the public in a timely manner.’