AHCIET is the Ibero-American Association of Research Centers and Telecommunication Enterprises. Founded in 1982, AHCIET is a non-profit organization. More than 50 Latin American and Spanish telecommunications companies have joined us with the sole purpose of contributing to telecommunications development as a basis of every nation’s growth. Our mission is to be the meeting point for telecommunication operators and other ICT actors in Latin America, and to offer our members products and services focused on developing knowledge management, training and social applications and business opportunities. AHCIET also promotes cooperation agreements with international organizations, manufacturers and service providers with the objective of generating complete information in regulatory, technological and commercial issues as well as vectors directed towards the development of the global information society.
Pablo Bello Arellano was appointed Secretary General of AHCIET on June 2011. Pablo is an expert and lead policy advisor in telecommunications and economic regulation. He holds a Commercial Engineer degree from the University of Chile and an MBA from the ESADE Business School. He has worked for the public sector during the presidency of Michelle Bachelet, where he served as Vice-Minister of Telecommunications within the Transportation and Telecommunications Ministry of Chile. Moreover, he also held the position of Investigation and Policy Division Director within the Viceministerio de Telecomunicaciones.