The neoliberal networking drive in Latin America

  • Hans-Jürgen Michalski
Palavras-chave: Telecommunications, Latin America, neoliberal networking drive, universalization

Resumo

According to the ITU, privatization and competition were the two critical factors for the growth of the telecommunications industry. Until 2005, in Latin America 18 of the most important countries in the region had privatized or liberalized their telecommunications industries. Now  the Latin American telecommunications market is dominated by two groups: the Spanish  Telefónica  and Mexico's  Telmex. Obviously, the neoliberal networking drive has missed in Latin America the universalization goal of telecommunications. This gives not only Bolivia and Venezuela occasion to reconsider their previous universalization policies.
 
Key words: Telecommunications, Latin America, neoliberal networking drive, universalization.
Publicado
2011-10-03