Background | Objetives | Mission | Members



With the liberalization of telecommunications services industry regulators were created. As these actions were developed, the Latin American regulators agreed to share their experiences and plans to modernize the sector.

Within this framework, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Colombia, held in Cartagena on February 2, 1998, a meeting of leaders of the regulatory bodies in Latin America, which led to the idea of creating ​​telecommunications. A memorandum of intent was formalized and a Committee was formed; the Committee was chaired by Colombia and integrated by Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico, with the goal of achieving the formal constitution of the association.

On September 25, 1998, the Plenary of Regulatel was held in Antigua, Guatemala. In this meeting the regulators of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Venezuela, signed the Constitutive Act of the Latin American Forum of Telecommunications Regulators.


  • To facilitate the exchange of information on the legal and regulatory management, services and telecommunications markets among the member countries of the Forum.
  • To promote the harmonization of telecommunications regulation to contribute to the integration of the region.
  • To identify and defend the regional interests looking forward to establish common positions in international fora.


To promote the cooperation and coordination of efforts between the regulatory organizations and foster the development of telecommunications in Latin America.



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