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Argentine Networks Offered Access to Government Sites

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Argentina's government has said that it will let telecoms operators have access to state owned properties at no charge in order to make it easier for them to expand their network coverage.

According to a decree published by the government, private telecoms networks will be granted reasonable access to "terraces, roofs, towers or any other facility, plant or property of the state that seems suitable,"

The aim is to speed up the expansion of mobile phone coverage and increase competitiveness of the market.

It comes after a report suggesting that mobile networks were struggling to find suitable sites for their antennas.

In related news, the mobile networks have also been offered the opportunity to expand their licenses by up to four years if they agree to share some elements of their network infrastructure.

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