Thursday, March 11, 2021

Colombia, towards ICT Mission 2022

The ambitions for this 2021 in the Colombian ICT sector are great, on the way to the "ICT Mission 2022", a project of the Government of Ivan Duque who seeks to convert the country into the Silicon Valley of Latin America and among other topics is intended to train about 100,000 programmers in the country. In this line, the 5G tender aimed to be made before the end of current government mandate in 2022 is enrolled.

Colombia is already taking the first steps towards the fifth mobile generation with 5G pilot tests in five cities of the country in the midst of the pandemic. The 5G plan is focused on industrial transformation and not just on providing higher speed services to users. There is awareness of the meaning of 5G as an opportunity for digital transformation of the production models that drive industry 4.0. With the 40 pilot tests that were performed in 2020, Bogotá is consolidated as one of the cities in Latin America to be an epicenter of 5G development. Anyway, so far, no operator gave a commercial deployment date for 5G.

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