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Telecommunications sector meets for the implementation of 5G

Telecommunications sector meets for the implementation of 5G

This Tuesday, different actors from the ecosystem of telecommunications to talk about 5G and the implementation of this technology.

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The opening of the event was in charge of the ICT Minister, Sandra Milena Urrutia, who specified that one of the bets of the National Government ands connect the country and that citizens can access better quality networks.

For the Government of change, access to ICT is a right, not a privilege and, to that extent, our responsibility is to know the issues in depth to make decisions based on data and experiences. That is the objective of this meeting: that it be a space for learning and networking for the Colombian telecommunications sector that allows us to be better prepared for the different processes that we will lead around 5G”Urrutia pointed out.

In addition, The head of the ICT portfolio pointed out that so far 40% of the spectrum that had been scheduled has been renewed and renewals are expected to continue in the coming months until 66% is completed.

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Faced with the 5G auction in the country, the ICT minister explained that they are working on a structured plan withn the end that in the coming months the auction can be developed in the country.

“We have an objective selection structure. In the second quarter we will present the draft of the auction process and we hope that by the
third quarter the objective selection process can be presented. It is noteworthy that after the action plan was published, nine expressions of interest in participating in the auction were received
Urrutia said.

Among the participants in the event, figures such as Lucas Gallitto, director for Latin America of the GSMA; Wayne Leighton, Deputy Head of the International Office of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC); and Pamela Gidi, former Undersecretary of Telecommunications of Chile, among other figures.


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