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Thursday, August 01, 2019

The Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution seeks to be a regional hub in research containing AI, IoT and Blockchain

Opened last May in Medellin, it required a public investment of US$ 1.1 billion. Gabriel Angulo, director in charge of Digital Transformation at Mintic, spoke with Convergencialatina about this assembly and the goal of training 150,000 people in programming.

The Center for the Fourth Colombian Industrial Revolution was inaugurated last May. It is the first of its kind in Latin America and the fifth in the world (the other four are located in the United States, India, China and Japan), located in the Ruta N Innovation District in Medellín. It has a public investment of around US$ 1.1 billion for its assembly and development of research related to emerging technologies, such as AI, IoT and Blockchain. From the National Government officials estimate to train, through this Center, 150,000 professionals in programming in less than four years, according to  what the  director of Digital Transformation of Colombia (e), Gabriel Angulo told Convergencialatina.

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Argentina · Fixed Broadband · Operators11/08/2020

Neutral operators and shared networks: A new competitive scenario is set up in AMBA

The amount of investments, the complexity of the permits, and the complex macroeconomic context in Argentina have led neutral operators to advance with proposals for sharing through different models in the last two years. Two of them are the American Tower and Ufinet.

Paraguay · E-Government06/08/2020

Paraguayan Digital e-Government Agenda, accelerated due to pandemic

Miguel Martín, vice minister of Information and Communication Technologies, highlighted the use of the local Covid-19 monitoring app. In a virtual event he referred to the work to achieve an own exit to submarine cables through Argentina and Brazil.

Chile · Mobile · Spectrum03/08/2020

Chilean government launches 5G tender and plans investments of US$3 billion

President Sebastián Piñera announced the start of the process during his Public Accountability speech: he stressed that Chile will be a pioneer in the region and that it will take a great leap forward in the full integration of the country into the digital society. Applications for the four parallel tenders will be received until October 19.

Argentina · E-Government04/08/2020

Federal Blockchain Argentina advances to support critical state processes

Interest in the platform, which had a sort of "standstill" in the government transition at the end of 2019, increased since the start of the pandemic due to the need to endorse bureaucratic procedures. In the coming months, the provinces of Formosa and Catamarca will join the public administrations that currently use the BFA.

Globales · Operators30/07/2020

Telefónica's revenues dropped 14.8% due to an impact of € 729 million associated with Covid-19

Between April and June, revenues reached € 10.34 billion due to the closing of commercial activity, in addition to unfavorable movements in exchange rates (it represented an impact of € 791 million). The Spanish company's net profit was € 831 million in the first half, a 53.5% decrease, and € 425 million in the second quarter, a 50.7% decrease. Hispam's revenues were € 1.881 billion, a 10.8% decrease year-on-year.

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