This chapter includes the following articles.
Although Argentina has some of the most advanced telecoms infrastructure in Latin America, scarce competition in broadband and mobile services has restricted sector dynamism. Since assuming office in 2015, President Mauricio Macri has introduced several laws enabling licensed operators to provide multiple services as part of efforts to attract investment, increase competition and enhance connectivity. At the same time, the regulatory framework is being revised to allow for sector consolidation, which should bring down prices and step up the quality of service. In line with global trends, IT development in Argentina has accelerated in recent years, improving connectivity, productivity and social inclusion. Since the introduction of the Promotion of the Software Industry Law in 2004, Argentina has developed its software and information services. As one of the most dynamic sectors of the economy, IT will be of high strategic importance in the government’s goals to develop the country, bridge the digital gap and reduce poverty.