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  • Colombia brings FTTH to 770 cities

    Colombia has brought fibre connection to 770 cities during the past three years, which outdoes the initial Government provisions.

    The progress of Plan Vive Digital, which aims to bring ICT technologies to the whole country, was analysed at Andicom 2013, the international congress held in Cartagena, by the country's ICT Minister, Diego Molano.

    During the past three years Colombia has increased its Internet point access from 2.2 million to 7.2 million, although the penetration percentage is still low (34% of houses are connected and 20% of SMEs). Molano praised the fast growth experienced lately, which is placing the country in a real digital environment.

  • CO: UMU researchers will study improvements in electronic administration to facilitate its use by the elderly

    Two teachers of the Department of Sociology of the University of Murcia (UMU), Salvador Manzanera Román and Francisco E. Haz Gómez, will have financing from the COTEC Foundation for Innovation, for a project with which they intend to improve the Electronic administration thinking of older people. His project has been one of the 14 chosen among the 734 proposals submitted by researchers and institutions throughout Spain.

    Both experts will carry out an investigation in order to bridge the digital divide in the use of eGovernment and public services by older people.The causes that prevent them from being users of all the resources and services that the different administrative entities make available to citizens will be studied. These researchers join the line of research on the digital society and technology within the UMU Department of Sociology.

  • Colombia lacks funds to roll-out biometric voter ID

    Biometric identification voting systems will not be available for the upcoming October local elections, according to Colombia's Interior and Justice Minister German Vargas Lleras.

    The Interior Justice Minister Wednesday said that there is not enough money to implement the new voting system.

    A full-scale implementation of the system has been debated since it was first presented in Cartagena, Bolivar in October of 2010.

  • Colombia leads Lat Am in 'internet governance'

    A United Nations (UN) report ranks Colombia as the most advanced country in "online governance" or E-Government in all of Latin American and the Caribbean.

    The ranking is a vast improvement from the previous UN ranking of E-government, which put Colombia in seventh place regionally. In addition, Colombia's global ranking improved from 52nd to 31st place, according to a press release from the office of the Colombian presidency.

  • Colombia outlines digital roadmap, action plans

    Colombia's government announced a series of regulations and proposed measures on Tuesday to boost the digital economy, including the creation of a strategic ICT department and regulation requiring minimum download speeds of 25Mbps by 2019.

    Speaking during a workshop on Colombia's digital economy strategy at the Latin American Telecommunications Congress in Cartagena de Indias, ICT minister David Luna said the government's digital economy roadmap would introduce six regulatory projects, three ICT measures and 11 digital economy actions.

  • Colombia: Regional Leader

    According to the annual UN report on e-government, Colombia ranks first in Latin America and the Caribbean

    The United Nations(UN) launched its global report on e-government in which Colombia ranks as the most advanced nation in Latin America and the Caribbean in this area, climbing from seventh place to first. Also in the global ranking, it went from No. 52 to 31, rising 21 spots from the previous ranking.

  • Colombians will be able to access their Civil Status records digitally

    In Neiva, the National Registrar Alexander Vega Rocha and the President of the Collegiate Union of Colombian Notaries Eugenio Gil Gil, signed an agreement that will allow the digital transformation of the Civil Status registry to continue, that is, Colombians will be able to access their birth records, marriages and even divorces through a web page.

    Diary of Huila

    During his visit to Neiva Eugenio Gil Gil, President of the Collegiate Union of Colombian Notaries, for the National Meeting of Notaries, spoke exclusively for Diario del Huila, about the details that will allow Colombians to access more easily and from anywhere in the world to their records and acts with the Civil Status.

  • Columbia: Government to launch e-procurement auction in June

    Colombia's government plans to launch an auction in June for a contract to install the infrastructure for its e-procurement site, which should be up and running by the beginning of 2006, the finance ministry's technology director Rodolfo Uribe told BNamericas.

    The government launched a tender information site,, in 2003, which has seen a leap in monthly visitors from an initial 5,000 to an average of 34,750 in March 2005.

  • Digital Innovation in Latin America: How Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru have been experimenting with E-participation

    Overcoming state dependence may be crucial for digital innovations to transform democracy by engaging more citizens in the political process.

    Latin America has always been a region of deep contradictions, and this is especially true when one considers its politics and democracy. Despite its authoritarian past that continues to show through in some political practices and institutions, the region has experimented with democracy in very innovative ways in recent years. Likewise, whereas the region still suffers from deep social inequality and is not yet free from poverty and hunger, Latin America is the world’s third largest regional online market and its internet penetration rate is above the world’s average, half of which is due to intense smartphone usage.

  • Digital transformation, key to ensuring access to drinking water in Colombia

    In Colombia, where losses from non-revenue water are a major issue, digital transformation of the entire cycle of this precious resource is essential, according to Idrica.

    Colombia is a water-rich country with a sound policy and strong public leadership. One of its main objectives is to ensure reliable access to water resources for the entire population, yet this can only be achieved by tackling new challenges such as climate change, pollution and water losses in the distribution network.

  • Kolumbien: Sagem startet größtes Biometrie-Projekt Lateinamerikas

    Die zur Safran-Gruppe gehörende französische Sagem Défense Sécurité stattet Kolumbien mit biometrisch gesicherten Personalausweisen aus. Unternehmensangaben zufolge handelt es sich dabei um das bislang größte Biometrie-Projekt Lateinamerikas. Sagem, das zuletzt den Paderborner Chipkartenexperten ORGA Kartensysteme übernommen hatte, ist bereits seit 1997 in Kolumbien aktiv und hatte dort ein Automatisches Fingerabdruck-System (AFIS) mit einer Kapazität von bislang zehn Millionen Datensätzen aufgebaut. Ein ähnliches AFIS von Sagem ist im Übrigen auch beim deutschen Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) im Einsatz.
  • Latin America: 6 Reasons Why eGovernment Succeeded in Colombia, Uruguay, and Panama

    According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2013, the recent experiences of Colombia, Uruguay, and Panama confirm the theories of those who research e-government and the suspicions of those who work every day in this field. Although there is no magic formula for success in advancing ICTs in public administration, those who do succeed share some common ingredients.

    1. Political Support

      The first of these common ingredients is the political support of the highest authority in the country. In all three cases analyzed, the support of the president has been instrumental in mobilizing other critical elements, such as legislative changes, institutional strategy, and budgetary allocation.

    2. New report shares details about the Colombia's government LED initiatives boost the vitality of fixed broadband and mobile data markets

      It delivers deep quantitative and qualitative insight into Colombia's telecom market, analyzing key trends, evaluating near-term opportunities and assessing risk factors, based on proprietary data from Research's databases.

      Colombia: Government-Led Initiatives Boost the Vitality of Fixed Broadband and Mobile Data Markets” provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Colombia today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2018.

    3. South Korea to help Mexico, Colombia set up e-governments

      A multi-agency group has been dispatched to Mexico and Colombia at their request for the transfer of the South Korean government's know-how on e-government, the Ministry of the Interior here said Tuesday.

      The team, led by Vice Interior Minister Kim Sung-lyul, consists of officials from the interior ministry, the Ministry of Government Legislation, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, the Anti-corruption & Civil Rights Commission and the Korean National Police Agency, the ministry said.

    4. Technology is driving change in Colombia

      People attended the seventh edition of Campus Party in Cali, Colombia, earlier this year.

      When Governor Deval Patrick announced a trade mission to Colombia in 2013, it may have taken some in Massachusetts by surprise. For those who think that Colombia — once synonymous with drug cartels and criminal networks — is still in a state of paralysis, the idea of a coalition of business, academic, and government leaders visiting my country likely came with consternation and skepticism. But the reality today is that Colombia is a different place than it was just 15 years ago.

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