Argentina Profile (Latest data available: 2013)

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Argentina Profile (Latest data available: 2013)

Various statistics (Latest data available: 2013)

Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants

Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants

Fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants

Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants

Households with a computer (%)

Households with Internet access at home (%)

Individuals using the Internet (%)

Policy Maker (Latest data available: 2010)

Please provide the name and contact details of the

Policy-Maker.

Secretaría de Comunicaciones

Regulatory Authority (Latest data available: 2010)

Name of the telecom/ICT regulator

Secretaría de Comunicaciones

Please provide the name of the Head of the

Regulatory Authority

Please provide the exact title of the Head of the

Regulatory Authority.

Legal document creating the regulator

Year separate regulator created

1) Sr. Carlos Lisandro Salas, 2) Sr. Ceferino Namuncurá.

1) Secretario de Comunicaciones de la Nación, 2) Interventor de la

CNC.

La Ley de Ministerios Nº 22.520, sus modificatorios, y el Decreto

Nº 1.142/2003 que establecen los objetivos y funciones de la

Secretaría de Comunicaciones. Por otra parte, el Decreto 1620/96 determina la estructura organizativa y objetivos de la SECOM, y el

Decreto 1626/96 determina lo propio para la CNC. Por último, la

Ley 23.696 sobre Reforma del Estado y los decretos 136/92 y

167/03 que establecen la intervención de la CNT en principio y luego de la CNC.

1990

Regulator also regulates other utilities

Regulator autonomous in decision making

Who is responsible for approving the budget of the

Regulator?

Sources of regulator’s budget and % financed from each source

Reporting requirements of the regulator

• Yes If Yes, specify utilities regulated: Postal services.,

Yes

Poder Legislativo Nacional

• Other • Other, Source: Ingresos no tributarios distribuídos en el

Presupuesto Nacional, percentage: 100 %,

• Annual report to the Sector Ministry

Entity in charge of licensing

Regulatory Functions (Latest data available: 2010)

R M* M: SECOM

Entity in charge of interconnection rates

Entity in charge of price regulation

Entity in charge of technical standards setting

Entity in charge of radio frequency allocation and assignment

Spectrum Monitoring and Enforcement

Entity in charge of numbering

Entity in charge of type approval

Op

R M*

O R M*

R M*

O M*

R M*

O M*

M: SECOM

M: SECOM/CNC

M: SECOM

M: CNC

M: SECOM/CNC

M: CNC

23.3

159

13.9

16.2

59.2

53.9

59.9

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Entity in charge of service quality monitoring

Entity in charge of universal service/access

O M*

R M*

M: CNC

M: SECOM

Quality of service standards setting

R M* M: SECOM/CNC (Grupo Interdisciplinario creado por resolución)

M: CNC

Entity in charge of enforcement of quality of service obligations

Entity in charge of broadcasting (radio and TV transmission)

Entity in charge of broadcasting content

Entity in charge of Information Technology

O M*

O M*

O M*

O M*

M: Autoridad Federal de Servicios de

Comunicación Audiovisual (AFSCA)

M: Autoridad Federal de Servicios de

Comunicación Audiovisual (AFSCA)

M: Oficina Nacional de Tecnologías de la

Información (ONTI)

Entity in charge of Internet content

N

S: Sector Ministry

O: Other Ministry or Government body

R: Regulatory Authority

Op: Operator

N: Not regulated

M: If more than one entity or another body is involved in this function, please explain

Level of Competition (Latest data available: 2010)

Local Fixed Line Services

Domestic fixed long distance

International Fixed Long Distance

C*

C*

C*

Mobile

IMT (3G, 4G, etc.)2000

Wireless Local Loop2008

DSL

Cable modem

Fixed Wireless Broadband

Leased Lines

International Gateways2008

Internet Services

Cable Television

Fixed Satellite Services (FSS)

Mobile Satellite Services (MSS)

VSAT

C*

C*

C*

M: Monopoly

P: Partial competition (year when competition was introduced)

C: Full competition (year when competition was introduced)

N: N/A

C*

C

P*

C*

C*

C*

C*

C

C*

C*

Universal Service - services covered and operator obligations (Latest data available: 2010)

Definition of universal service/access exists

Yes

Universal access/service policy adopted

Yes

Voice services included in Universal service/access definition

• Fixed line private residential service as part of universal service definition

• Fixed line public payphone service as part of universal service definition

Internet services included in Universal service/access definition

• Broadband as part of universal service definition

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Other services included in Universal service/access definition

Operators under universal access/service obligation

Operators/service providers required to offer belowcost prices

• Emergency services as part of universal service definition

• Services for impaired/ elderly

• Telecentres as part of universal service definition Explain:

Telefonía Pública de Larga Distancia en áreas sin servicio,

Telefonía Local, Telefonía Pública Social, Clientes de bajos ingresos.,

• None of the above, please explain: Todos los prestadores del

Servicio de Telecomunicaciones deben efectuar aportes al Fondo del Servicio Universal. Proporcionarán acceso los prestadores que desarrollen programas aprobados por el Fondo.,

Yes

Financing of Universal Service activities and/or Universal Service Funds (Latest data available: 2010)

Means of financing operator(s) universal access/service obligations

Operational Universal Service Fund

• Universal service funds

Yes

If Yes, when? [2009]

El FSU fue creado por el Decreto 764/2000. 2009

Operators/ service providers required to contribute to

USF

• All operators

Means of calculating USF contribution amounts

• Percentage of net revenues (turnover) Percentage: 1 % de la totalidad de los ingresos devengados de la totalidad de los servicios de telecomunicaciones, netos de impuestos y tasas que los graven,

USF financed by other sources

No

USF budget financing by source (in percentage)

Regulator administrating USF

If No, name the entity responsible

Other financing mechanisms for the provision of

Universal service

If Yes, please explain

No

Comité Técnico del Fondo Fiduciario del Servicio Universal

No

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