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CITEL TO FACE COVID-19​

imagejpeg_1.jpgThe Secretariat of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission - CITEL-, specialized agency in Information Technology and Communications / Telecommunications - ICT - of the Organization of American States -OAS-, has joined the actions that the OAS has undertaken to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Likewise,we recognize the importance of ICT in this critical context and the work that the Member States and Associate Members are doing to reduce and control this pandemic, among which the following stand out:

1. Streamline actions to encourage the expansion of Internet coverage and other telecommunications services, especially in areas that do not have access: These actions include the agile granting of permits for the temporary use of spectrum and for the deployment of infrastructure in order to expand network coverage. As well as allowing the agile entry of telecommunications equipment through homologation and import processes.

 
 
2. Prioritize the connectivity of strategic points in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic: the prioritization of projects aimed at connecting strategic institutions such as hospitals, health centers and food collection centers, as well as key infrastructures such as ports, airports, highways, power plants and borders.

3. Promote actions to encourage rational use of the Internet: These actions include strategies for the disclosure of rational Internet use habits and constant monitoring of the evolution of network traffic to determine additional actions aimed at guaranteeing the correct provision of the service. These actions are more effective with more actors involved.



4. Give priority to the tasks of support, operation, maintenance and deployment of additional capacity of telecommunications networks:
 This includes allowing the circulation of technical personnel in charge of networks and coordinated work with public service companies and other authorities to deal with possible interruptions in service.

5. Continue maintenance and surveillance of both physical and virtual telecommunications infrastructure: Prevent the infrastructure of telecommunications services from being intentionally compromised.

 
 
Therefore,given the importance of communications and with the aim of promoting debate, cooperation and regional coordination in the field of telecommunications that facilitate the fight against COVID-19, A space is added on the CITEL website to share the actions that governments and companies are carrying out. In this way, best practices can be shared and citizens will be kept informed.

Finally, CITEL members are invited to share the information or links related to these actions to make them public on our portal. Contact Point: Miguel Muñoz (mmunoz@oas.org)


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Mesa Redonda (Videos) // Round Table (Videos)

Mesa Redonda "El estado de Internet en el contexto del COVID-19 - Construyendo una agenda colaborativa en la CITEL"

02 abril 2020 // 02 April 2020

(Español // Spanish)

Open Roundtable on "The State of the Internet in the context of COVID-19: Building a collaborative agenda at CITEL" 

14 abril 2020 // 14 April 2020

(Inglés // English)

Segunda edición en español de la Mesa Redonda “El estado de Internet en el contexto del COVID-19 – Construyendo una agenda colaborativa en la CITEL”​16 abril 2020 // 16 April 2020

(Español // Spanish)

Mesa Redonda: Agilizar acciones para incentivar la ampliacion de cobertura de Internet y otros servicios de Telecomunicaciones, en las zonas de que no tienen acceso // Round Table: Streamline actions to encourage the expansion of Internet coverage and other telecommunications services, specially in areas that do not have access.​​
14 mayo 2020 // 14 May 2020

(Español - Spanish // 
Inglés - English)​

Mesa Redonda sobre priorizar la conectividad de puntos estrategicos en la respuesta a la pandemia del COVID-19 // Roundtable on  prioritize the strategic points in the response to COVID-19 pandemic 

20 mayo 2020 // 20 May 2020

(Español - Spanish // 
Inglés - English)​​
​​​Mesa Redonda sobre otorgar prioridad a las labores de soporte, operación, mantenimiento y despliegue de capacidad adicional de las redes de telecomunicaciones​ // Roundtable on give priority to the tasks of support, operation, maintenance and deployment of additional capacity of telecommunications networks.
4 junio 2020 // 4 June 2020

(Español - Spanish // Inglés - English)​​
Mesa Redonda sobre continuar el mantenimiento y la vigilancia de la infraestructura de telecomunicaciones tanto física como virtual // Round table oo continue maintenance and surveillance of both physical and virtual telecommunications infrastructure​.
11 junio 2020 // 11 June 2020

(Español - Spanish // Inglés - English)​​​

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The context we are facing, generated by the COVID-19 virus, has revealed the relevance of information technologies and its value in all productive sectors, as well as in daily life. Which may raise doubts regarding the ability of networks to support the amount of data they are generating. 

For this reason, CITEL is coordinating dialogues with experts from Member States and Associate Members on the Internet in the context of COVID-19, in order to clarify what is happening and how to be ready for what is to come.​

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