OECD Review of Telecommunication Policy and Regulation in Colombia

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As have OECD countries, Colombia has recognised that the communications sector, and in particular high-speed Internet access provided by fixed and mobile broadband, represents a key infrastructure for improving productivity and economic growth and in enhancing the welfare of its citizens. This report reviews policies and regulations in the telecommunication service sector in Colombia. It puts forward recommendations aimed at furthering regulatory reform and stimulating market competition and investment in the sector as a building block for the future development of the Colombian economy. It aims to help achieve one of the government's goals, which is to develop a knowledge-intensive society.

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This study was carried out by the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) under the auspices of the Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP, formerly known as the Information, Computer and Communications Policy Committee, “ICCP Committee”) and the Working Party of Communication Infrastructure and Services Policy (CISP Working Party). It was requested by the Government of Colombia, through the Ministry for Information and Communication Technology (Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones, MINTIC) and the Communications Regulation Communication (Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones, CRC), both being in charge of representing Colombia at the CDEP and the CISP Working Party.

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