End year Regulatory Working Group meeting in Buenos Aires to debate latest regulatory trends and comparative politics
By Lucrecia Corvalan, REGU Coordinator & Senior Policy Manager, GSMA Latin America
Regulation specialists from Latin American mobile network operators gather twice a year to discuss regulatory trends in the region and to share knowledge and comparative politics. For the past 17 years, the Regulatory Working Group (REGU WG) has come together in 25 cities across 18 countries.
This year we also incorporated an Online REGU session, kicked off by a “Privacy, Data Protection and free flow of data” session, in June. The first face-to-face meeting of 2018 took place in Panamá city during the GSMA Plenary meeting #46, and had a comprehensive agenda, with topics such as fiscal sustainability in the digital ecosystem, competition and consolidation trends, a shared session with the Technical and Terminals (TECT) WG, and the usual Hot Regulatory Issues slot per country.
At each REGU session, experts from across the region give presentations in a unique discussion environment, promoting best practices and recent industry developments to strengthen the future of the digital ecosystem.
We would like to invite all GSMA members to participate in the REGU WG in Buenos Aires at Mobile 360 – Latin America, especially to share the most relevant regulatory issues in their countries and to contribute with the debate around the implications of regulation to foster growth, investment and innovation in the digital ecosystem.