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ARGENTINA

  • "Espectro abierto para el desarrollo Estudio de caso: Argentina," [Open Spectrum for Development: Case Study Argentina] para Danilo Lujambio, Flavia Fascendini y Florencia Roveri (in Spanish), Asociación civil Nodo Tau/Association for Progressive Communications, June 2011. An English-language summary of this research is available as "Argentina renationalises spectrum control: What next?" by Nodo Tau, APC, 12 December 2011.
  • "Reglamento sobre administración, gestión y control del espectro Redioelectrónico" - Decreto no. 764/2000, Anexo IV (adopted 3 September 2000, 77kb, in Spanish). Under the terms of this decree, spectrum regulation was liberalized on 5 September 2004. See "Argentina Liberalises Radio Spectrum" by Carlos Gomez, ITU Regulatory News Archive (undated).
  • Resolution No. 3102 CNT/92 (CITEL Footnote AR.40): "En las bandas de 902-928; 2400-2483,4 y 5725-5850 MHz está permitido el uso de Sistemas de Espectro Ensanchado (SEE)." Spread spectrum can be used in the listed bands.
  • "Resolución 210/2004: Modifícase la Resolución N° 463/2001, con la finalidad de excluir a los servicios telefónicos del empleo de determinadas bandas de frecuencias por los sistemas que utilizan la técnica de espectro ensanchado, comprendidos en la Resolución N° 302/98" (Resolution 210/2004: Modifying Resolution No. 463/2001 for the purpose of excluding telephone services from using frequencies for systems utilizing spread spectrum techniques as defined in Resolution 302/98). This blocks the use of Wifi for public offerings of commercial telephone service in Buenos Aires and a few other cities. It also applies to the 5.725-5.850 GHz band. A member of Buenos Aires Libre checked with CNC and his lawyer who assured him that CNC views "freenets" as "private networks" - not public telecommunication services: they can stay "on the air," even in Buenos Aires, so long as they do not offer telephone-like services.
  • "Resolution No. 213/2004 was published in the Official Journal of Argentina on September 27th, 2004. This resolution allows the use of 802.11g devices in Argentina for private (all the territory) and public (restricted to some areas) use. Besides, some technical conditions has been set, such as maximum EIRP limited to 4 W." (Approval News, December 2004, Centro de Tecnología de las Comunicaciones, España)
  • "Rosario será la primera ciudad Wi-Fi del país," [Rosario will be the first Wi-Fi city in the country], La Nacion 13 October 2006, in Spanish. Translated excerpt: The Municipal Council of Rosario approved the 'Digital City 2010' project to implement free access to Internet through a combination of broadband infrastructure and Wi-Fi... With this project, Rosario will be transformed into the first Argentine city allowing free access to Internet in its territory, according to official sources.
  • BuenosAiresLibre.
  • "¿Acceso gratuito a banda ancha en toda Buenos Aires?" (Free broadband access in all of Buenos Aires?) por Darío Drucaroff, Canal-AR, 11 May 2006 in Spanish. The mayor of Buenos Aires surprised attendees at the Digital Cities Forum by revealing that the government is discussing plans to cover the whole city with WiFi.
  • "Conectividad Wi-Fi gratis en el subte porteño," (Free WiFi connectivity in capital subway) por Darío Drucaroff, Canal-AR, 12 de marzo 2007 (12 March 2007) in Spanish: Metrotel, which owns the optical fiber network that runs through the subway tunnels, is putting hotspots in 70 stations. For an English-language summary, see "Wi-Fi network in Buenos Aires subway nears completion," Cellular News, 14 March 2007.
  • "Country report - Argentina: Telecommunications Services Market Access Study," DG Trade (European Commission), June 2003, 37 pages.

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