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  • ICT: The week in 10 stories

    1/19/18
    Google announced plans to build a 6,000km fiber submarine cable running from Valparaíso, Chile, to Los Angeles, which would be one the longest data 'highways' in Latin America. The cable, reportedly the first in Chile in 20 years,...

  • Mexico's IoT market predicted to hit US$4bn

    1/18/18
    The Mexican internet of things market is predicted to grow from US$1bn in 2016 to US$4bn in 2020, according to consultancy Frost & Sullivan. During an event organized by Spanish operator Telefónica in Mexico City, Mariano Moral,...

  • Colombia pushes ahead with 5G development

    1/18/18
    Colombian telcos TigoUne (Millicom Group) and Claro (América Móvil) provided updates on the development of their 5G networks. TigoUne unveiled the results of 5G tests the telco conducted in indoor settings alongside Chinese...

  • Ciena rules out Brazil plant

    1/17/18
    US optical equipment and solutions provider Ciena rules out constructing a global manufacturing plant in Brazil, at least in the near future. The company currently has a Latin American factory in Mexico, which is integrated into...

  • Deutsche Telekom group to launch MVNO in Brazil

    1/15/18
    German IT services and solutions provider T-Systems, from the Deutsche Telekom group, inked an agreement with Brazilian telco Embratel, controlled by América Móvil, for the offer of IoT connectivity as an MVNO. With the deal, T-Syst...

  • Mexico must accelerate transition to IPv6

    1/5/18
    Mexico must accelerate the transition to internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) to support the expected wave of connected devices. According to Erik Huesca, president of digital culture foundation Funco, telecom regulator IFT must push ...

  • Spending Watch: Brazil's ICT budget

    1/2/18
    Brazil's science, technology innovation and communications ministry (MCTIC) spent 4.55bn reais (US$1.4bn) in 2017, or 99% of its budget. The ministry's budget funded state telco Telebras, which operates the federal telecoms network,...

  • ICT Survey 2018

    12/29/17 - By Phil Anderson
    Behind all the hype, are advanced analytics and big data technologies really being put to use more than ever? Have governments aligned their digital agendas with the trend towards digital transformation? These are some of the...

  • AT&T Mexico launches LTE-M network

    12/26/17
    US telco AT&T completed the software upgrades needed to launch the first LTE-M network in Mexico, which was specifically designed for machine-to-machine connections. AT&T said in a press release that the launch of the...