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EsLaRed: Analysis of policies that threaten access to the internet in Venezuela, as a consequence of the state of emergency, during the period 2016-2017
EsLaRed: Analysis of policies that threaten access to the internet in Venezuela, as a consequence of the state of emergency, during the period 2016-2017 09 April 2018 Edmundo Vitale, Sandra Benitez y Beatriz Sandia

In Venezuela, in recent decades, projects, programmes and plans on policies have been developed. These items are conceived to ensure equitable, affordable and sustainable access to the internet for the digitally excluded population, considering geographical location, gender, social stratum, disabilities or identity. These initiatives have been based on the strategic guidelines set out in the plans of the nation, which theoretically seek to establish an egalitarian and just society. However, f...

Sandra Benitez from EsLaRed: "APC is a showcase for the organisation"
Sandra Benitez from EsLaRed: "APC is a showcase for the organisation" 30 November 2015 Flavia Fascendini

“We have been continuously involved in training a group of 4,000 technical experts, here in Latin America,” says Sandra Benítez proudly. She is part of Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes (EsLaRed), an APC member in Venezuela. Interviewed by APCNews, Benítez talks about the major achievements of APC in the past 25 years, and the ways in which the network has promoted collaboration among its members. APCNews: Could you tell us your views on what you would highlight as APC’s m...

Spectrum management in Venezuela lacks clear policy objectives
Spectrum management in Venezuela lacks clear policy objectives 21 March 2012 AF

The APC initiative “Open spectrum for development” aims to improve knowledge of spectrum regulation through studies of the situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As part of this project, five countries in Latin America, including Venezuela, presented reports on their national situation. Sandra Benítez and Ermanno Pietrosemoli of EsLaRed co-authored the national report on Venezuela. ...

Finding a balance in spectrum regulation in Venezuela
Finding a balance in spectrum regulation in Venezuela 15 November 2011 EsLaRed

Several sectors in Venezuela are undergoing transformations, and the telecommunications sector is no exception. The present government, which has been in power for roughly fourteen years, is promoting a socialist model of development, by means of national plans, legislative reforms and presidential decrees, that has brought about significant changes in the telecommunications sector, regarded a...

APC statement: Venezuelan reforms must not affect human rights and freedom of expression on the internet
APC statement: Venezuelan reforms must not affect human rights and freedom of expression on the internet 17 December 2010 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is concerned about potential Venezuelan legislative reform that would delegate legislative powers to the President without clearly setting any limits. This will affect the power balance that is necessary in a functioning democracy as a guarantee for the validity, respect and exercise of human rights, including freedom of expression. APC al...

Local internet traffic in Venezuela: More efficiency or more State control?
Local internet traffic in Venezuela: More efficiency or more State control? 24 September 2009 Ysabel Briceño and AL

In the last few years, a technical problem related to internet traffic and the broadband market emerged and was recognised as hindering the quality of communications in South American countries: the long distance that most internet traffic had to travel outside of the region and then back again, even in the case of local communications. Gráfico del crecimiento de internetInternet backbones...

Venezuela: Analysis of the proposal for reforming the Telecommunications, informatics and postal services law
Venezuela: Analysis of the proposal for reforming the Telecommunications, informatics and postal services law 09 July 2009 Sandra L. Benítez U., Adela Vivas y Luis Germán Rodríguez

Venezuela’s advocacy action was carried out by EsLaRed and Funredes, the country’s AndinaTIC members, and focused on analysing a proposed reform of the telecommunications, information technology and postal service law. Among other things the law would grant greater control to the government which could pave the way for content regulation. The reform was proposed by organisations closely li...

Venezuela: Fund for Universal Service
Venezuela: Fund for Universal Service 09 July 2009 Sandra L. Benítez U.

This exploratory study, carried out by Funredes and EsLaRed, analyses the use of the Universal Service Fund (FSU-Fondo de Servicio Universal) in Venezuela. Since 2001 the FSU has financed access points in different areas as well as infrastructure and access networks for communities and government agencies. The study indicates that only 30% of the funding has been allocated and that, of this su...

Venezuela: NAP: An Opportunity to Improve  Universal Broadband Access?
Venezuela: NAP: An Opportunity to Improve Universal Broadband Access? 29 June 2009 Ysabel Briceño

Ysabel Briceño observes that the long distance that most internet traffic must travel outside the region before returning back to the region is a problem that affects both the quality and cost of communications services in the countries of South America, including Venezuela. As a result of this, she notes, the creation of NAPs has emerged as a solution to avoid routing local internet traffic ...

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