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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

ITU Telecom World 2018

The Broadband Commission set seven goals by 2025

The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development reduced the goal of the affordability threshold of broadband services, from less than 5% to less than 2% of the monthly gross national income per capita. The change in the objective, results in a smaller number of countries that meet the affordability threshold in the report "The State of broadband". For the affordability of fixed broadband, 73 countries achieved the new goal, and 122 countries have not yet achieved it. In the case of mobile broadband, 109 countries reached it, and 86 countries still have not.

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Argentina · Fixed Broadband · Satellites05/12/2019

Satellite Internet: KA band business starts to tilt the scales in its favor

The SME satellite Internet providers in Argentina, as well as the cooperatives that opt for this type of connectivity, observe different scenarios after the devaluation of recent months, according to the link they occupy in the business chain. But there is a point of coincidence: Ka is already beginning to show its convenience for Internet services over Ku, in terms of cost-efficiency.

Perú · Mobile10/12/2019

The "price war" between operators leaves 5G and new business models in the background

The local regulator called Entel, Claro, Movistar and Bitel to compete in quality of service and overcome the constant competition to capture more portability additions. Telefónica leads the segment with a 35.34% share, closely followed by Claro, with 28.75%; Entel, with 19.23%; and Bitel, with 16.64%.

Regional · Operators28/11/2019

The arguments that Álvarez-Pallete did not give

It was a hotbed in Latin America when Telefónica arrived in the region 30 years ago. Therefore, it is difficult to understand the argument of its executive president, José María Álvarez-Pallete, in the sense that the region is unstable and for that reason they will only concentrate their growth, development and investment efforts in Brazil, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Colombia · Economy · E-Government03/12/2019

Policy for Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence contemplates actions until 2022 at a cost of US$35 million

The Colombian government began this strategy after the approval of the Consejo Nacional de Política Económica y Social (CONPES). The objective is to promote the strategic use of digital technologies in the public and private sectors.

Chile · Submarine Cables26/11/2019

In May 2020, Prat submarine cable to be operational, after an investment of US$100 million

Gtd will deploy the 3,500 km laying between Arica and Puerto Montt, with an initial installed capacity of 1.8 Terabytes per second. Infinera was selected as the equipment supplier for the initiative.

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