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Tuesday, 28.05.2024
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PE: Peru

  • Bitel launches smart city project in Peru

    Aims to reduce crime rates and streamline services

    Bitel, a major telecom in Peru, has invested $70,000 in a smart city project involving facial recognition in Trujillo, specifically in the District Municipality of Salaverry. This surveillance initiative aims to integrate biometric technology into the existing urban infrastructure, with the goal of improving residents’ quality of life, streamlining urban services, and reducing crime rates.

    As part of the initiative, Bitel strategically plans to deploy smart devices and security cameras throughout the district, aiming to monitor public spaces in real-time. These devices’ ability to collect, analyze, and act upon data in real-time allows for immediate response to incidents, enhancing public safety and security.

  • 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.

  • PE: Biometric passport required if US visa waiver succeeds

    Peru's recently-issued biometric passports will be also required for Peruvian citizens’ visa-free entry into the US, if a visa-waiver process consolidates, the Foreign Affairs Ministry affirmed.

    "It’s a great advantage to rely on the biometric passport nowadays [...]. This document will be used in case the American visa becomes exempted; that [requirement] is comprised in the process engaging the US," Ambassador Carlos Polo indicated.

  • PE: Miraflores stands out as smart city in region at Peru-Korea international forum

    Lima's Miraflores district is among the most modern urban centers in Latin America, whose management-related advances could well be replicated in the rest of the country and other cities across the continent, Miraflores Mayor Luis Molina has affirmed.

    Miraflores has become the first smart jurisdiction in Peru, he said at the Valor sobre Ciudades Digitales forum held within the framework of the Peru-Korea Memorandum of Understanding and the National Strategy for Smart Cities, organized by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM).

  • PE: Train avoidance project earns Lima a Smart Cities Award

    City to be recognized in April gala

    A chronic complaint of the city’s commuters was the impetus of Lima receiving national recognition this week.

    Mayor Sharetta Smith announced Wednesday the city had been named a recipient of the 2022 Smart 50 Awards for its Smart Train Avoidance project.

  • Peru business can be established online in 72 hours

    A group of Peru's government institutions such as the Labor Ministry, the National Superintendency of Public Registries (SUNARP) and the National Registry of Identification and Legal Status (RENIEC) have come together to make starting a business easier in the Andean country.

    What used to take twenty days and dozens of hours waiting in long lines at government buildings will now take 72 hours and can be done online.

  • Peru erlässt Gesetz zur Nutzung von Open-Source-Software

    Der peruanische Präsident Alejandro Toledo hat ein Gesetz unterzeichnet, das die Nutzung von Open-Source-Software in der öffentlichen Verwaltung erlaubt. Regierungsbehörden, Schulen und andere öffentliche Einrichtung können künftig wählen, ob sie proprietäre Software etwa von Microsoft einsetzen, oder eine quelloffene Alternative. Das peruanische Parlament hatte dem Gesetzestext bereits im September zugestimmt.
  • Peru lawmakers vote to give open source software equal footing with Microsoft

    Swimming against the Microsoft tide, Peru's Congress passed legislation that would prohibit public institutions from purchasing computer hardware that utilizes only one software platform or "in any manner limits information autonomy."

    But a leading freeware advocate said Tuesday it remains to be seen whether President Alejandro Toledo will sign the bill into law.

    "There are many associations on a national level that do not agree with this because they believe it will affect their interests," Jose Cairo Gallardo, president of the Peruvian Free Software Association, told The Associated Press.

  • Peru Votes to Allow Open-Source Software

    Swimming against the Microsoft tide, Peru's Congress has passed legislation that would require public institutions to consider open-source software as an alternative to proprietary systems such as Windows.

    Peru joins Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea and other countries in actively moving toward the Linux operating system and other open-source alternatives that can mean millions of dollars in savings.

  • Peru: Neues Gesetz räumt freier Software Priorität ein

    Kongress hofft auf geringere Ausgaben und die Eindämmung des Schwarzmarkts

    Der peruanische Kongress hat ein Gesetz verabschiedet, das freier Software in staatlichen Organisationen Priorität einräumt. Das "Gesetz zur Neutralität bei der Beschaffung von Lizenzen und Services für Informationstechnologien" wurde von 61 der 66 Abgeordneten ohne Gegenstimmen angenommen, hieß es gestern in Lima.

  • Peru: UN agency provides emergency telecommunications devices after quake

    The United Nations telecommunications agency has deployed 50 satellite terminals in remote areas of southern Peru as part of its efforts to restore vital emergency communication links to the region in the wake of last month’s deadly earthquake.

    The 50 “plug and play” terminals, which are portable devices the size of a small suitcase, allow users to make calls to telephones, access the Internet and provide other voice, data and video services, such as telemedicine.

  • Peruanische Behörden müssen freie Software berücksichtigen

    Das peruanische Parlament hat das Gesetz 1609 verabschiedet, das Behörden bei Beschaffungen die Berücksichtigung freier Software vorschreibt (PDF-Datei, eine englische Übersetzung stellt die Asociación Peruana de Software Libre bereit). Der Einsatz proprietärer Software wird nicht ausgeschlossen, doch könne diese erst nach einem intensiven Vergleich mit anderer Software beschafft werden. Diese Nutzen- und Kostenanalyse solle veröffentlicht werden.
  • S. Korea taps deeper into South American e-government market

    A South Korean government delegation will visit Brazil and Peru next week to promote its electronic government systems, the ministries of interior and foreign affairs said Wednesday.

    The team led by a senior official of the Ministry of the Interior plan to visit the South American countries through Tuesday.

    In Peru, the delegation plans to hold talks with senior officials from the Prime Minister's Office, and the Ministry of Transport and Communications. It is also scheduled to hold sessions to train Peruvian civil servants on the use of e-government.

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