2024 / 01 / 28

The Creation of the Independent Technical Organization for Internet Speed (OTI)

The Creation of the Independent Technical Organization for Internet Speed (OTI)

The Representative Committee of Internet Access Service Providers (Chile Telcos) and the Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (SUBTEL) have awarded a Chilean-Spanish consortium formed by Microsystem and MedUX the creation of an Independent Technical Organization (OTI) to measure internet speed in Chile. This OTI is established within the framework of the approval of the Regulation of the Guaranteed Minimum Speed Law.

With our equipment, the consortium formed by Microsystem and MedUX has won the tender to implement the Independent Technical Organization (OTI) for measuring the internet speed received by users.

The OTI will be responsible for implementing and managing a measurement system to monitor the average internet access speed offered by providers. If the service does not meet what was promised, users will be able to file complaints. The proposal includes 500 fixed and mobile probes deployed throughout the country, an application for users to perform measurements, and local servers to support the measurements.

MedUX, a Spanish multinational specialized in measuring the quality of telecommunications services, leads the consortium together with the Chilean company Microsystem. It is noteworthy that Microsystem acquired the hardware from Super Latam for use in this project. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of mobile and fixed networks in Chile, providing information to users, visibility to the industry, and the ability to act to improve services. The OTI will carry out objective and independent measurements, semi-annual statistical analyses, quality rankings, and periodic reports on the performance of networks and services.

MedUX, with international experience, will provide tools to understand the performance of mobile and fixed broadband. This initiative seeks not only to inform users about the quality of the service but also to strengthen consumer choice and provide data for the formulation of public policies, oversight, and independent audit of telecommunications networks and services.

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