Launch of ‘sandbox’ of telecommunications services in the country
The Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) launched on Tuesday the call for the implementation of the first regulatory sandbox for telecommunications services and products in Colombia.
In this space It will seek to experiment in a controlled environment with the adoption of a regulatory framework based on technological advances in the sector.
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“With this great commitment, the Commission hopes to accompany and facilitate the experimentation of great ideas that allow solving, through innovation, problems in the sector such as access to services in rural or remote areas and development of new services that stimulate competition, achieving a possible positive effect on the prices or quality of communication services”, Explained Sergio Martínez Medina, commissioner and executive director of the CRC.
The CRC call is aimed at small and large companies, from multinationals to community-based companies, among these operators of television services, postal services, content providers and applications.
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The first phase of receipt of proposals will take place between April 5 and May 3. From May 4 to June 17, the verification and publication will be authorized. The evaluation of proposals will take place between June 18 and July 9. Subsequently, from July 27 to August 2, those admitted will be published, from August 3 and September 28 the preparation will be executed and on October 1 the experimentation in the ‘sandbox’ will begin.
The projects presented by the companies must have four criteria: innovation with respect to the offer available in the market, benefits for citizens, need and ability to implement the initiative satisfactorily.
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