May 2019
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio; Iglesias Rodriguez, Enrique; Adamowicz, Alejandro
This publication identifies the role of digital infrastructure in improving social and sustainable development outcomes in 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile,…
May 2019
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio; Iglesias Rodriguez, Enrique; Adamowicz, Alejandro
Esta publicación identifica el rol de la infraestructura digital en el logro de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) –que abarcan educación, empleo, sostenibilidad agrícola, seguridad…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Feal-Zubimendi, Soledad; Quijada, José Alejandro; Sánchez, Gabriel; Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia; Miller, Sebastian; Massia, Santiago; Pietrafesa, Florencia
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. It also includes recommendations to overcome these challenges, along with an…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Abuelafia, Emmanuel; Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Barrios, Juan José; Coj-Sam, Jorge; Del Carmen, Giselle; Díaz, Ana Karen; Escobar, Julia; Filippo, Agustín; Garcimartín, Carlos; Lagarda, Guillermo; Linares, Jennifer; López, Arnoldo; Martínez, André; Mejía, Alejandra; Prat, Jordi; Solorzano, José; Torrentes-García, Laura; Vargas, Fanny; Zentner, Joaquín
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of Belize, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. It also…
Aug 2018
Author(s): López Carbajal, Hector A.
This document is the first of a two-volume study that provides a policy guideline that draws conclusions from international experience and economic analysis to recommend some policies that are…
Aug 2018
Author(s): De Lira Salvatierra, Irving Arturo
Having reliable and meaningful access to information is no little feat for a country. Infrastructure needs to be in place; from the big cables – the backbone – that carry data from state to state to…
Apr 2018
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio; Iglesias Rodriguez, Enrique
Latin America and the Caribbean is well positioned to participate in the digital economy and leverage its opportunities. Cloud computing is an enabling technology, forming the foundation of big data…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol; Páez, Juan Andrés
The importance of connectivity is growing across the world as the need for access to information and communication technologies is becoming more important for economic development. This paper…
Dec 2017
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio; Iglesias Rodriguez, Enrique
En Latinoamérica, la productividad ha sido identificada en numerosos estudios como una de las principales barreras hacia el desarrollo. La economía digital, y en concreto el ecosistema de nuevas…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Ketterer, Juan Antonio; García Zaballos, Antonio
Economic theory tells us that there is a close relationship between price and demand. Moreover, these two variables may explain the rhythm of deployment and the technological solution that could…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Kaufmann, Jorge
Las empresas públicas representan una fracción significativa del producto interno bruto (PIB) y del empleo en Paraguay. Están presentes en sectores clave de la economía, como energía,…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Alarcon Lopez, Luis Guillermo
Radiofrequency spectrum is an essential asset for mobile network operators. Governments set its value to organize competitive frequency auctions and define recurrent payments, such as taxes and right…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Alarcon Lopez, Luis Guillermo
El espectro radioeléctrico es un activo esencial para los operadores de redes móviles. Los gobiernos establecen su valor para organizar subastas de frecuencias que sean competitivas y definir pagos…
May 2017
Author(s): Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID); Corporacio?n Andina de Fomento? (CAF)
El objetivo de este proyecto es medir las inversiones en infraestructura en los países de América Latina y el Caribe, reportar su valor, difundir los resultados y promover el análisis de sus impactos…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Wagner, Wolfgang; Brazil David, Renata; García Zaballos, Antonio
Access to information communications technologies (ICTs), in particular broadband, is critical for sustainable development. Increased access to broadband isolated communities in developing countries…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Ruiz, José Juan; Muratori, Umberto; Llopis, Jimena; Izquierdo, Alejandro
The Priorities for Productivity and Income(PPIs) database provides indicators used in estimations covering the period 2000-2012 (in their original version and their normalized version), as well as a…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Sánchez Ortega, Luis Aldo; Díaz Goti, Emiliano; García Zaballos, Antonio
El presente documento comparte la experiencia del Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) respecto de las experiencias para establecer conceptos, principios y herramientas para la recolección,…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Kim, Seung Keon; Jeong, Woo Soo; Park, Joon Ah
One of the world's poorest countries following the devastation of the Korean War, the Republic of Korea is now the world's fifth largest trading partner and a major manufacturer of…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Bértola, Luis; Williamson, Jeffrey G.; Sabará, Daniel; Trucco, Federico; Campos, Rosario; Frey, Carl Benedikt; Castells Oliván, Manuel; Saldarriaga, Victor; Chavez, Pamela; Mélendez-Ortiz, Ricardo; D'Elia, Vanesa; Conte Grand, Mariana; Cosbey, Aaron; Crespi, Gustavo; Mohan, Preeya; Chidiak, Martina; Rozemberg, Ricardo; Feres, José Gustavo; Reis, Eustaquio; Bersall, German; Pereira Jr, Amaro O.; Isbell, Paul; Morales Olmos, Virginia; Labraga, Juan; Ferreira Coimbra, Natalia; Tello, Mario D.; Anlló, Guillermo; Bisang, Roberto; McCauley, Raymond; Carciofi, Ricardo; Roth, Alvin; Soler Illia, Galo; Smith, Adrian; Fressoli, Mariano; Taccone, Juan José; Abad, Julieta; Peña, Félix; Azevedo, Roberto; Gayá, Romina; Gutiérrez, Miguel Ángel; Solow, Robert; Pérez, Carlota; Marín, Anabel; Mujica, José; Da Silva, Luiz Inacio; Frei, Eduardo; Beliz, Gustavo; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Moreno Mejía, Luis Alberto
La economía del futuro está entre nosotros. Avances tecnológicos que hasta hace poco parecían objetos sacados de películas de ciencia ficción se usan hoy en la agricultura, en la industria y en los…
Jul 2015
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio; Foditsch, Nathalia
This study examines the experiences of spectrum management in four countries with a high percentage of wireless broadband penetration (Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States).…