LatAm execs call for regulation rethink

first_img Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Author HomeThrive – News LatAm execs call for regulation rethink Previous ArticleJio backs Krikey in AR game playNext ArticleZTE’s intelligent optimization service solution, facilitates operators to achieve a qualitative leap in network optimization with a brand-new mode and concept Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore2 02 DEC 2020 GSMA THRIVE LATIN AMERICA: Executives from Millicom and Telefonica stressed the need for a regulatory overhaul in the region, arguing major changes to spectrum policy are necessary to incentivise operator investment and make it more economical to broaden coverage.During a keynote, Millicom CEO Mauricio Ramos (pictured) said a “modern, flexible regulatory framework is required” to enable operators to become an engine for economic growth.Spectrum policies offering longer licence terms and “improved mechanisms to allocate spectrum from country to country to create scale economies” are also required, he stated, pointing to moves taken by New Zealand as an example of a progressive approach which could be replicated in Latin America.“The better the spectrum policy is managed the further investment we will draw to the region.”Alfonso Gomez, CEO of Hispanoamerica at Telefonica, agreed. In a separate presentation, he said regulators “need to be willing to broaden the terms and licences without additional cost”.The executive cited taxes as another key issue, noting operators in Latin America pay 51 per cent more than in other global markets.Citing Telefonica’s work on the Internet Para Todos initiative in Peru, he added the right regulatory policies can make it profitable for operators to expand rural coverage.“We can no longer speak about inclusive digitalisation without reviewing public policies…If communication networks are not a luxury item they should not be treated as such”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Diana Goovaerts Millicomspectrum policyTelefonicalast_img read more

People / Mike Hill moves up to become head of freight at Air Partner

first_imgBy Sophia Murray 04/05/2016 Air Partner has promoted Mike Hill (pictured) to become its director of freight.Mr Hill joined the group in 2007 as business development manager, launching its Frankfurt office, before becoming regional freight manager. He will remain in Germany.He said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time building up Air Partner’s European freight presence and am delighted to now be expanding my role across the group. …The team has built up an enviable global freight business, leaving me well placed to capitalise on opportunities within the industry.”Air Partner, which works exclusively with freight forwarders, recently announced that gross profit rose 24% to £27.3m. Its freight division saw a 21% increase in gross profit to £1.9m, with operating profits of £0.8,m, up 100% year-on-year.New head of products Richard Smith said: ”Mike has consistently achieved great results, as evidenced by the growth of the German office, and I have no doubt he will continue to do so as Air Partner further develops its freight offering.”last_img read more