Luisito Comunica launches his own OMV; know their phone plans

Mexico City /

The youtuber Luisito Comunica launched Pillofon on the market this Wednesday, your own mobile phone company in partnership with the provider Diri Mobile, which will function as a virtual mobile operator (MVNO) through the Shared Network, the network of wholesale telecommunications services operated by Altán.

The new OMV offers two plans postpaid of 149 and 299 pesos per month, which include minutes and data in Mexico, the United States and Canada, and access to the 4.5G network with a coverage of more than 50 percent of the population.

“Everything came up a few months ago that I had the idea of ​​making a video comparing different mobile phone operators. Doing my research I found that there is something called the Shared Network, which arose from a telecommunications reform … a project that was born with the intention of being able to connect more people who could be in remote territories with different economic possibilities, “said the youtuber through a video.

Pillofon Plans

Currently, the Pillofon brand is in the process of registration with the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property in the name of Luis Arturo Villar Sudek, andThe real name of the influencer.

MVNOs are companies that purchase large packages of voice, data and messages through a traditional vendor or dealer to resell them with an alternative value offering. MVNOs do not have permission to set up infrastructure or tender frequencies for their own use.



Luisito Comunica will launch its own telephone service ‘Pillofon’

Mexico City /

After controversies he faced on social media, the youtuber Luisito Communicates focused on a technology project that is about to have its official launch: Pillofon, a telephone service which will have coverage throughout the country.

“I tell you that I am excited. I had already told you that I am working on a very exciting, big project, outside of my field. is about to release, in two days the special statement will be released“said the youtuber about this initiative through his stories on Instagram.

The registration process for this OMV (virtual mobile operator) can be seen in the page of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) with the youtuber’s first name: Luis Arturo Villar Sudek.

“I already saw that some news was leaked out there and I want to tell those who are reading this news that it is real, it is true and I am very excited; this thing is going to be big. We are working out final details so that everything works out on the official release date., that everything is in order, “he added.

Several netizens, intrigued by the project of the also influencer, searched for Pillofon on the Internet and found facebook page that, although it does not have content yet, it already has a bot that gives information about this network: it will have two plans, one of 149 pesos with 7 GB navigation and another 299 pesos with 20 GB.

“The hiring is free, it is done online on our website, so you do not have to leave the house and the SIM arrives at the door of your house. You can pay by debit or credit card or in Oxxo “, says the bot about the hiring process.



LG, Wing smartphone arrives: another screen below the rotating display

LG Electronics takes a new blow, continuing along the path of innovation that does not yet lead it to present smartphones with a very fashionable folding screen, but devices with unique features such as the Dual Screen system (available for example with the recent Velvet) . Today is the turn of Lg Wing, new device presented in the afternoon by the Korean company, which is part of the Explorer Project range and which has a form factor that will remind older people of another 2006 phone always born from the imagination of the Korean brand, the U900. The mechanism is the same: the second 3.9 “display is hidden and appears by rotating the main 6.8” display 90 degrees, thus forming a T made up of two overlapping screens. The mechanism, Lg guarantees, has been tested over 200,000 times to confirm its reliability.

When closed, Lg Wing has the classic design of a conventional smartphone: oled screen, triple rear camera and a 32 megapixel popup that does not take up so much space on the display with a 20.5: 9 ratio. By turning the screen clockwise, which will be positioned horizontally, the second 3.9 “screen is revealed, which allows new ways of using content from the phone. To enhance the unique form factor, LG has collaborated with partners and innovators in the sector: when you watch YouTube or Tubi from the pre-installed Naver Whale browser, for example, the main screen shows the video while the second screen shows the comments or the search bar. Thanks to the collaboration with streaming platforms such as Rave and Ficto, with Lg Wing it is possible enjoy the videos in full screen mode and at the same time interact with other users through the second screen.

Among the uses, the open screen mode can be useful in the car, allowing you to use the two screens simultaneously with different applications, something that normally does not happen on a traditional smartphone. For example, you can consult the directions on the main screen and have the second screen at your complete disposal for calls. In hand, the second screen not only allows you to expand the front display of the device, but also acts as a handle when the main screen is open. In addition, the Grip Lock function allows you to keep the second screen locked when not needed, so as to prevent inadvertent touches while holding the smartphone.


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Behind the scenes of Brussels – Containment: the debate prohibited

It only took a few moments, on March 16, for the Head of State and his government, in the name of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, to place the French under house arrest and deprive them of most of their freedoms civil, political and social that we thought inalienable: freedom to come and go, freedom of assembly, freedom to undertake, freedom to work, etc. Justice has almost been brought to a halt, lawyers confined, provisional detentions automatically extended, the police (understood in a very extensive sense since they include municipal police officers and the like) invested with full powers apply these custodial measures.

Containment without legal basis

This suspension of the rule of law was done without legal basis. Indeed, the decree of March 16 restricting the movement of citizens does not fall within the powers of the executive, since only a judicial judge, the liberty judge, can normally decide on an individual basis. Nevertheless, administrative justice, in this case the Council of State, validated it on the basis of the jurisprudential theory of “exceptional circumstances”, which is probably not its most inspired decision.

It was only on March 23 that Parliament gave a legal basis to the measures announced on March 17 by hastily passing the law creating a “state of health emergency” which authorizes the government to trigger it “in the event of a disaster. health endangering, by its nature and gravity, the health of the population ”, a particularly vague definition. This whole law cultivates vagueness, the offenses it provides for example leaving a large part to police interpretation and therefore to arbitrariness. Renewable by Parliament – possibly for a period longer than two months – it gives full powers to the executive, Parliament being stripped of its powers and reduced to the role of mere spectator. If the Assembly has not changed the government’s plan, the majority being what it is, the Senate, dominated by the classic right, has fortunately managed to introduce some safeguards in this improvised text and poorly put together in providing in particular that it will cease to apply in any event on 1er April 2021, unless a law to the contrary is passed. A fundamental clarification which the government services had curiously not thought of.

Not quite a dictatorship

It is remarkable that this exceptional legislation, justified by the use of a warlike language unique in Europe (“We are at war”) was not the subject of a referral to the Constitutional Council, the opposition, all as forbidden from terror as public opinion, having given up exercising its rights, an unprecedented fact, when it is a particularly serious attack on the rule of law. The constitutional judges were only seized on one point of detail, the suspension of the time limits to judge the questions preliminary of constitutionality (QPC), a provision which it moreover validated.

As long as the state of health emergency applies (until the end of July we have just learned), France is no longer a democracy, even if it is not quite a dictatorship. In his time, François Mitterrand denounced the “permanent coup” that were the institutions of the Fifth Republic. The coronavirus has made it possible to carry out this institutional logic. The head of state, relying on a submissive majority and facing non-existent opposition, seized all the levers of power by invoking the need to preserve the health of the French and a health emergency that he does did not want to see it coming, he who ten days earlier encouraged the French to continue living as before.

This parenthesis of the rule of law was accompanied by the brutal halt of a large part of the economy, a logical consequence of confinement. Above all, the government decided, without any consultation, which businesses could remain open, forcing companies to lay off more than 11 million private sector workers.

Lack of debate

It is truly staggering that these exceptional powers entrusted to the State to apply a brutal and without nuance confinement to an entire country, one of the hardest in Europe with those of Spain, Italy and Belgium , did not give rise to any debate, as if there was no other choice. However, never a democracy used in the past this method to fight against a pandemic (there was only partial confinements at the beginning of the previous century), in particular during the Spanish flu of 1918-1919, of the Asian flu of 1959 or of the Hong Kong flu of 1969. The fact that containment was a solution invented by China, a totalitarian regime, to contain the coronavirus pandemic should at least have questioned its legitimacy. However, it imposed itself almost naturally, all playing in reality when Italy took the decision to confine the whole of its population from March 10, which caused a domino effect, each wanting to show that he was also keen to protect its population: Spain imposed it on March 15, France on March 16, Belgium on March 18 …

However, there was room for debate and on all fronts. On the principle of containment itself first. Because it is only a stopgap aimed at slowing the spread of the virus and avoiding congestion in hospitals which could result in additional deaths. Clearly, the virus will continue to circulate and kill those it must kill after the containment is lifted – in a proportion that no one knows – since it does not exist and will not exist for one or two years a vaccine and that treatments are still in the experimental stage.

Containment is a political trap

Obviously, no one realized that it was going to be very difficult to get out of the containment once decided without political damage, a part of the public opinion risking to be self-persuaded over the days that it is in eradicating the disease. If the pandemic continues to kill, and it will, the government will be automatically accused of endangering the health of its citizens to save “the economy”, a swear word for some French people as if working for a living was secondary to health… In other words, the temptation will be strong to return to blind confinement to silence the controversies or to get out of them as late as possible, the path chosen by France after six weeks of state of emergency sanitary.

This is also why countries like Sweden, Switzerland, Germany or the Netherlands either have not adopted this strategy, letting life take its normal course, or have applied it with much more finesse, which made it possible to avoid passing through the box of exceptional powers entrusted to the executive and especially to break the economy.

Why confine an entire country?

This total foreclosure of a country is all the more questionable since whole regions were and are almost untouched by the virus: why impose the same treatment in Creuse as in Ile de France, in Puglia as in Milan ? Why not have it confined to the extent of the pandemic, just like Germany, where the Länder are competent in public health, has done with the success we know? Thus, from the start, two foci were identified in France: the Oise and Mulhouse. However, rather than reacting immediately by isolating these two regions and deploying military medical means to relieve hospitals, the government procrastinated, allowing the virus to spread. It remains staggering that it was not until March 24, a week after the decision to confine the country, that the military medical service was sent to reinforce Mulhouse! From there to think that total containment was also motivated by the inability of the authorities to anticipate the crisis, there is only one step that I will be careful not to take.

Similarly, the choice of companies to close and the precautions to be taken would also have been a possible area of ​​discussion. For example, it quickly became known that air conditioning allowed the virus to circulate more than a meter and contaminate many people. So does closing shoe repair shops, art galleries or florists and leaving supermarkets open make medical sense? Likewise, was school closure necessary? All this was left to the discretion of a bureaucracy without control and without any consultation with all economic and social actors.

Why place an entire population under residence?

Finally, it appeared very early on that the disease was overwhelmingly fatal for people over the age of 70 (average age of death in Italy or France: 80) and those with serious pathologies, in particular clear the weak. Was it therefore rational to confine all assets and plunge the country into recession? Perhaps we should have focused on protecting these at-risk groups rather than putting a whole country under wraps without thinking of tomorrow, especially since we know full well that the virus is here for a long time.

The debate becomes, at this point, particularly emotional, because it refers to our relationship to death. Why has such a pandemic, which is not the first the world has faced and which is especially far from being the most deadly in history, led states to decide on unprecedented measures while knowing that they were not a cure? Why such a panic, especially when you compare the mortality caused by the coronavirus with that of other diseases? Although we must still be careful, since five months after its appearance, we still know very little about covid-19, which should warn us about the scientism that seized us, the doctors having said everything and its contrary to this pandemic, making political decision particularly difficult. However, let’s remember that 400,000 new cancers are diagnosed each year in France and that 150,000 French people die from it, and yet tobacco and alcohol are still not banned, while that would avoid much of it. If all life deserves to be saved, why be so casual about cancer? Similarly, seasonal flu (while there is a vaccine that a large majority considers dispensable) kill each year between 3,000 and 15,000 people (not to mention the more than 30,000 deaths from the Hong Kong flu in 1969 in a country of 51 million inhabitants or the equivalent number of deaths in 1959 in a country of 45 million inhabitants), seasonal respiratory infections 68,000 people, road accidents 3500 people to which must be added the disabled for life. And yet, no one has thought of banning the car (and every measure aimed at strengthening safety has its share of protests, remember the 80 km / h) or to make the fight against pollution or junk food a categorical imperative.

If we look at the statistics of mortality in the world, we see that hunger (yet easy and inexpensive to eradicate), malaria, AIDS or even wars (often made with the weapons produced by our industries) kill infinitely more than the coronavirus will ever kill.

Choose your comrade side, but there is only one good side, that of containment!

It would probably be necessary to question the responsibility of the audiovisual media in this panic which has taken hold of Western public opinion (with a German exception, German televisions having voluntarily decided to treat covid-19 in the place it deserves). Announce every morning the number of dead without putting them in perspective (compared to the usual average of the dead, their age, the comorbidity from which they suffered, etc.), devote entire newspapers to the pandemic can only shake even the best made heads … Imagine that every morning the number of deaths in France is truncated for all causes and that all the newspapers are devoted to it: who would still dare to simply live?

This is not to say that a death is immaterial, but simply that any public policy must be subject to a cost-benefit assessment. If we do not ban the sale of weapons, tobacco, alcohol, cars, trucks, thermal power stations, it is because collectively we believe that the cost would be greater than the benefit we would derive from it. But this debate, in the emotional surge that has been going on for two months, is in fact prohibited. Those who dared to question the chosen strategy and especially on its duration were pilloried by the most radical, those who are heard. To be opposed to the prolongation of confinement is to be for the “sacrifice” of those who are sick, “to spit in the mouth of the dead” and so on. In short, choose your comrade side, but there is only one good side, that of containment! I have even been threatened with death, myself and my family, by good people who believe that all life must be saved at any cost without the contradiction of their words touching their minds for daring to me. question in two tweets from April 9, three weeks after the start of confinement: ” It’s crazy when you think about it: plunging the world into the worst recession since the Second World War for a pandemic that has so far killed less than 100,000 people (not to mention their advanced age) in a world of 7 billion inhabitants. Seasonal flu, which kills especially young children, is between 290,000 and 650,000 per year worldwide. And everyone fucks, but serious. “

The worst recession of all time outside of the war (and more)

However, confinement will lead to an unimaginable recession by its violence: it should reach between 8% and 15% of GDP, an unprecedented decline in activity in peacetime (we must go back to 1942 to record a recession of -10 %). We have never brought an economy to a complete halt as we have just done, we must be aware of this. Partial unemployment now affects nearly twelve million workers (one in two private workers!) And the layoffs caused by thousands of business bankruptcies will number in the hundreds of thousands or even millions once the partial unemployment scheme supported by the state will expire (because it costs a fortune). And the longer the shutdown, the more difficult it will be to restart. The cost generated by the establishment of a social safety net and by economic plans will lead to an unprecedented deterioration in public accounts and the young generations who will have to pay twice for confinement: by the loss of their jobs and by raising taxes for those who will keep it.

It should not be forgotten that unemployment is also a health catastrophe, but more diffuse and therefore socially more acceptable: we thus estimate at 14,000 the deaths which it causes each year in France by induced diseases. And how not to speak of its procession of misery, hunger, social downgrading, etc. The effects of confinement are also going to have terrible consequences on the minds of French people, on violence against women and children, on their health (for example, early screenings for cancer, stroke, heart attack are suspended and nothing is known about suicides, etc.), about dropping out of school (how many children have simply disappeared from the system? ).

A lastingly weakened rule of law

Finally, to believe that public freedoms, democracy, will come out intact from this episode is just a sweet dream. The state of health emergency will remain enshrined in our law for a long time exactly as the state of emergency, launched in 2015, was finally incorporated into ordinary law. It is rare for a state to give up on its own the powers gained over the legislature and the justice system. The tracking of individuals, via smartphones, which some consider to be a necessity, could well become the rule in the name of safeguarding our health which has become THE priority, privacy being reduced to the rank of concern of another age. Having chosen total containment and the state of emergency will leave lasting traces in French democracy.

I do not pretend to provide an answer here. Simply, the first elements of the deconfinement show that another way would have been possible: confinement not department, wide discretion left to local authorities, referral to the judicial judge to register the carriers of the virus, etc. I just regret the absence of democratic deliberation before the establishment of the state of health emergency and its extension. As if sacrificing generations under the age of 60 and suspending the rule of law were obvious facts.

In provisional conclusion, I think that we should not be mistaken about the meaning of the unimaginable event that we are experiencing: it is the triumph of individualism, that of the immediate health of the individual in the face of well-being current and future collective. The terms of the debate are in reality identical to those of climate change: should we accept to sacrifice our immediate well-being to ensure the survival of the human species?

Some reading tips:

Note from the magistrates’ union on the state of health emergency

“Let us beware of falling into a sickly, viro-induced, social and political reactivity”

The catastrophic cost-benefit of containment

Breaking out of blind confinement

Dare to discuss confinement (a Belgian point of view)

Will the remedy ultimately be worse than the coronavirus? (a Swiss point of view)

“Let us die as we wish” and “I prefer to catch covid-19 in a free country than to escape it in a totalitarian state”


Facebook wants to be the better zoom – that could work

San Francisco For Facebook it’s a little disgrace: the corona pandemic is forcing millions of people worldwide to stay in their homes. Contact with friends is only possible virtually. But the app of the hour is zoomUntil recently, a relatively obscure video conferencing service intended for business customers. Since the global outbreak, Zoom’s user base has grown from an average of 10 million to 300 million. At times, the app was No. 1 in the app stores. There are zoom school lessons, zoom weddings, zoom funerals.

Of course, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp are also used significantly more than before. Facebook sells ten times as many “portal” video telephones and can hardly keep up with production, says Mark Zuckerberg in a video message transmitted on Facebook on Friday afternoon.

But Zuckerberg wants to direct Zoom’s customer rush to its platforms and benefit from Zoom’s mistakes and omissions. He promises easy-to-use video conferencing with friends and family without all of the privacy and privacy issues that Zoom had and is now tackling – piquantly with the help of Alex Stamos, Facebook’s ex-cybersecurity director, who left the company in a clinch.

Facebook thus joins a group of tech companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft or Cisco who want to end zoom’s sudden rise and take its place. Thanks to its ease of use, Zoom has become a kind of social network in the weeks of global curfews – without the company really wanting to.

The fact that you initially only needed a meeting link to join was both a blessing and a curse. Blessing because it enabled growth and users are now also improving the app – for example by creating and exchanging optical backgrounds for video calls such as palm beaches. Curse because they made it possible for video raids to be attacked by strangers, known as “zoom bombing”.

Algorithms against zoom bombers

Zuckerberg seems to have set his developers on developing an improved “zoom” copy: users of the messenger app should be able to open “rooms” – virtual rooms for up to 50 users, which at the same time enable spontaneous encounters with friends, but “any Uncle ”, as Zuckerberg says, or other Facebook“ friends ”outside.

Facebook’s artificial intelligence and knowledge of the friendships and social ties of its users should help, and open spaces should only be offered to friends who have close ties to the organizer. The organizer can control the visibility of the rooms, guests who are not logged in to Facebook must enter a name to prevent “zoom bombing”.

Facebook wants to surpass the popular backgrounds, which are static at Zoom, with 360-degree backgrounds. Whoever turns in the “room” changes the panorama behind. Augmented reality elements, such as when a user has a birthday or light that changes with the mood, should make the surroundings more interesting than zooms digital photo wallpapers.

As of next week, video chats with eight instead of four participants at the same time should be possible on WhatsApp. WhatsApp’s 2018 end-to-end encryption, which guarantees special privacy, is to be maintained, which is becoming increasingly difficult technically with a growing number of participants.

Zoom once promised end-to-end encryption of its calls, but failed to do so. WhatsApp is the only end-to-end encrypted video phone service that is distributed around the world and available on both major smartphone operating systems, says Zuckerberg. A swipe against Apple’s “Facetime” and Google’s “Hangouts”, which couldn’t prevent Zoom’s rise. “Whom security is important and who wants end-to-end encryption will probably use WhatsApp,” says the 35-year-old.

Copying successful competitors has always been one of the strategies of the Facebook founder. After the competitor Snap invented the “Stories” format, which users can use to send their entire circle of friends a status update, gradually copied the idea, Instagram and WhatsApp and Facebook and slowed down Snap growth. Other copies brought less: The “Tiktok” copy “Lasso” has been a lonely app zombie practically without users since development.

But “Rooms” has several advantages that could help the feature to make a breakthrough: Facebook is building it on its existing app with 1.3 billion users, WhatsApp has even more users. While Zoom offers a freemium product that only allows free calls for up to 40 minutes, Facebook is free for end users anyway.

Even the best developers in the world cannot resolve the inherent contradiction between simple use and simple abuse. But while Zoom has to make a distinction between who is a desired guest and who is a potential “zoom bomber”, Facebook knows more than any other company about the social relationships of its users. Zoom now prescribes passwords for zoom meetings, which in turn makes it difficult to use.

And finally, Facebook’s opponent in this case does not even seem to be sure whether it wants to give up its new users without a fight. Zoom’s chief information officer Harry Moseley recently told Handelsblatt that it has not yet been determined whether the corona pandemic will again primarily be used as a service for companies or to develop additional features for private users.

“Our DNA is a product for companies,” said Moseley. By the end of June, Zoom does not want to develop any new features, but rather fix its security problems. Lots of time for Facebook to become the new zoom.

More: The corona crisis will make Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon even more powerful. Strict competition control is now more important than ever.


Bravo! Telephone companies give credit for COVID-19

Mexico.- In solidarity and in the face of contingency
by the COVID-19, concessionaires of the cellular telephone service
They will give their prepaid users a free emergency plan that will contain at least 100
voice minutes and 150 short messages (SMS) and you can continue receiving
Free calls and SMS messages to avoid being isolated.

The foregoing was announced by the Federal Institute of
Telecommunications and the companies that will participate are Telcel, AT&T and

“Given the health situation due to the Coronavirus pandemic
(COVID-19), and as a result of the call issued by the
Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), mobile service operators
AT&T, Movistar and Telcel, will offer their users different supports, among
which highlights the implementation of an “emergency plan” for its clients
prepaid assets, which will allow, for a single occasion and
free way, a package of short voice calls and text messages
(SMS) to stay connected during the
emergency ”, informed the agency.

He added that this and
other measures created to support users during the contingency
healthcare derive from collaborative regulation mechanisms, led by the
IFT and in coordination with the industry, to guarantee at all times and
especially during the current situation due to the pandemic, the continuity of
telecommunications services, as well as to ensure that users are
keep in touch in an emergency.

Although there are some variations in the support that each operator will provide,
among the main characteristics and benefits of the
emergency ”are:

  • At least 100 minutes
    of voice for national calls and 150 SMS, a validity of at least 15 days and
    Remote activation of the pop-up plan, for example, by SMS or via
  • Users will be able
    continue to make free calls to emergency services such as 911 and
    to the line enabled by the Federal Government for Contingency care
  • Free navigation
    within the internet portal of the health authority,
    as long as the content is accessed from that portal.
  • Users will be able
    free access to the COVID-19MX mobile application of the Ministry of Health and,
    depending on what is implemented by each operator, educational pages and
  • It is important
    mention that the particularities of each plan may be consulted in the
    operator pages or by telephone on their service lines to

The IFT explained that Mexico
has 121 million mobile phone lines registered up to
end of the third quarter of 2019, of which, 83% are in
prepaid, so this measure becomes an important support of the
industry to ensure that users stay connected in a
contingency situation like the current one, focusing on only being the
people who really need to access this benefit, who
ask your service providers.


During the
health contingency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, supplier companies
of mobile service, AT&T, Movistar and Telcel, have strengthened their
remote assistance (telephone or internet) for balance recharges, payment of
invoices and purchase of equipment, in order to avoid that its users have to

During this period, some mobile service operators will be offering
schemes or support measures for its users, such as easing limits
of data and / or fair use policies at no extra charge, with which
they grant GB (data) or additional balance to what is offered in the package, as well as the
extension of the validity of some prepaid plans.

Similarly, as
support to your postpaid customers, some mobile service providers
will allow their clients to migrate, temporarily and without penalties, to plans with
preferential prices during the contingency.

In addition, operators
will reinforce the issuance of information for users so that they obtain
a better experience and make responsible use of the services, among
which highlight the digital protection and cybersecurity recommendations for
prevent cyber crime, such as site hacking, data theft
personal, sending viruses in content and mobile applications or sending
strings with information of doubtful origin. They will also continue to offer
all its users, free access to certain educational pages,
cultural and health, even if they don’t have an available balance or a data package

Similarly, because
that it is essential to maintain the continuity of services and avoid
congestion of telecommunications infrastructures, operators and
IFT have reinforced the reporting and exchange of information on traffic and
use of networks.

It is important to mention that the IFT has the microsite “Facing the Coronavirus, Telecom is on your side”, in which the support measures that each operator has implemented in favor of its users in the event of a contingency will be available, for greater detail.

Recommendations for the responsible use of telecommunications networks and tools to plan their consumption in the face of changes in user activities, such as the Data Consumption Simulator, can also be consulted on the microsite., as well as the official information published by the Ministry of Health, among others.

The Institute and the
dealers continue to work in coordination to implement
additional actions in support of users of telephone services and
fixed and mobile internet, considering that these services are
essential to inform, communicate and maintain substantive activities of
citizens during the contingency period caused by the pandemic.