Thursday, September 12, 2019

Panama promotes its digital free zone

The so-called "Silicon Valley" of the Central American country will require investments of US$38 million. It will offer specialized services in e-commerce, big data, blockchain, among others, which are expected to generate more than 1,000 jobs during its first year of operation. The lack of trained technical personnel will be a challenge to solve.

The government of Laurentino Cortizo estimates that the start-up of the BPO´s Panama Free Zone will require an initial investment of US$10 million, and US$28 million in a second phase. The complex will have an area of ??2.5 hectares, which will include a data center and infrastructure of Huawei, a central building, eight offices, and a higher technical institute specialized in education and training on technology and telecommunications.

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Argentina · Economy23/07/2021

Ideas for retaining software professionals

Faced with the consensus on the shortage of qualified human resources in ICT industries and in the Knowledge Economy, the government brought together companies in the sector and informed them that it will direct its training programs in the direction that the market needs.

Regional · Mobile22/07/2021

CritiComms expects to add between 5% and 10% of the Push-to-Talk market in Latin America in the next three years

The company focused on instant critical communications today has unveiled the ESChat service, which is already used by public agencies in the United States and the FirstNet emergency network. Convergencialatina spoke with its CEO, Juan Luis Gutiérrez (formerly Nortel and Motorola), about the initiative, which aims to satisfy the neglected demand after the discontinuation of iDEN platforms.

Argentina · Operators20/07/2021

Cloudification is already an obligatory step in the Core

Network virtualization has reached a point in its evolution that should be renamed: "cloudification" is the industry's preferred term for an era when application containerization takes the place of virtual machine deployment.

Chile · Operators21/07/2021

OnNet Fibra to invest more than US$ 130 million to reach 4 million passed homes between this year and 2022

The network deployment inherited from Telefónica Chile will reach this extension in early 2024, according to what José Miguel Torres, General Manager of the new wholesale operator, told Convergencialatina. OnNet Fibra is owned 60% by KKR and 40% by Telefónica Chile, and constitutes the first experience of an open and neutral network in the country, to be replicated in Colombia and emulating the Telefónica model with CPQD in Brazil.

Regional · Satellites19/07/2021

Intelsat tests a new rural connectivity model closer to the end user in Latin America

The first experience takes place in Peru, where the satellite operator reached 70 OIMR (Rural Mobile Infrastructure Operator) sites, led by Andesat. As George Farkass, Director of Networks in Latin America said to Convergencialatina, under this scheme Intelsat collaborates with the MNO in monitoring and forecasting traffic and VAS designs to make the service more cost-effective.

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Brasil · Regulation · Operators · Spectrum 23/07/2021

Regulator publishes the extension of use of the 850 MHz band by Vivo

Costa Rica · Regulation · Operators 23/07/2021

Government seeks to open ICE to foreign capital

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