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Costa Rica’s science, innovation, technology and telecommunications ministry(Micitt) sent its national cybersecurity strategy 2023-27 to non-binding public consultation.

The strategy aims to strengthen cybersecurity governance, adapt the legal regulatory framework, improve infrastructure protection and national cyber resilience, strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystem and actively cooperate in the digital environment, according to the document.

Its publication comes after Costa Rica was hit by numerous cyberattacks in 2022 and in the context of controversy over the approval of a regulation that prevents the contracting of 5G services and equipment from companies from countries that have not ratified the Budapest Convention, which would exclude Chinese firms from supplying the 5G mobile network.

To participate in the public consultation, an email must be sent to the Csirt-CR incident response center at [email protected] and [email protected] before October 25 .

The full document can be seen here.


Mexico failed to award most of the spectrum blocks offered for the provision of specialized mobile radio communication services for fleets.

According to local newspaper Crónica, 659 blocks in the 410-415/420-425MHz band offered in the IFT-11 auction were not awarded and only 92 blocks were awarded for a total of 5.8mn pesos (US$322,740).


The Dominican Republic announced decree 253-23 that establishes the regulations for the comprehensive management of electrical and electronic waste.

This regulation is the result of technical collaboration between the environment ministry and regulator Indotel, with the support of the ITU and the United Nations program UNEP.

The new regulations establish the responsibilities of producers (manufacturers, importers, assemblers, remanufacturers and reconditioners), distributors, marketers and consumers of electrical and electronic equipment, as well as those who manage electrical and electronic waste.


Colombian spectrum agency ANE recommended allocating radio spectrum for private networks to encourage the digitization of productive sectors and the use of IoT. In a study, ANE said that it is necessary to identify spectrum for critical IoT, as well as encourage the digitization of processes and implementation of cybersecurity mechanisms by suppliers and manufacturers of IoT devices.

The full report is available here.


Uruguayan statistics office INE and regulator Ursec signed an agreement to cooperate on the collection and processing of ICT indicators.

The agreement proposes to standardize criteria on ICT indicators, advice and training and exchange of information between both agencies.


Peruvian regulator Osiptel published for comment the regulatory project for the review of complementary rules applicable to virtual mobile operators for a period of 30 days from October 6 .

The document can be seen here.


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