Economic Benefits of the Digital Dividend for Latin America

Monday 24 Oct 2011 | Resources | Resources (en) |

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Authors: Telecom Advisory Services.

The Digital Dividend is, without any doubt, a central component of the future development and scope of the Information Society around the world. It embodies a critical resource for the democratization of Internet broadband access. While this topic concerns governments with regards to the policies regulating telecommunications and broadcasting, civil society needs to participate as well in the debate on how to meet its communication needs and what the most appropriate use of national resources, such as the frequency spectrum, is.

The frequency spectrum that represents the Digital Dividend in Latin America is the result of technological progress of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). It has significant propagation advantages that will allow expanding the present coverage of broadband services, reaching population that is not currently connected to the Internet, thereby reducing the «digital divide».

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