Latin America 2012 (16)
Theme: Regulation and Standardisation - the Power to do Good
Regulations have been blamed for interfering with Telecom natural growth at times. Standardisation has been considered to be too complicated at times. Libertarians talk of the unfettered Internet creativity that should not be constraint by rules at any time. However, regulators make it possible to bring together parties to collaborate on services for the unprivileged masses and open standards foster the all-important service compatibility that makes communication ubiquitous and allow any vendor to participate. In communications, as in modern society, law and freedom must be balanced.