Latin Technology Index 2015
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30th July 2015

The region as a whole keeps making technological progress, according to Latin Trade’s 2015 Latin Tech Index, a ranking of penetration rates of  wireless and fixed line telephony, internet, broadband, and computer usage for 19 countries in Latin America
 
By David Ramirez
 
Uruguay is first place this year in four out of five categories: wireless and fixed line telephony (with penetration rates of 161 and 32 percent of the population), PC use (46 percent), and broadband connections (25 percent), and is only second in the region in internet penetration although though at a high 62 percent).
 
Argentina, second in the Index, remains particularly strong in wireless, internet, fixed-telephony and broadband penetration rates at 159, 65, 23 and 15 percent, respectively.
 
Chile, which remains third, has the region’s highest internet penetration at 72 percent, a figure that dwarfs the lowest rates registered by Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador of 18, 19, 23 and 30 percent –with the latter comparable only to Cuba’s.
 
The same group of Central American nations trails behind in broadband, PC, fixed-line and, to less extent, wireless penetration. In fact, Guatemala is one of the few nations in Latin Trade’s index that lost positions in the ranking, four in its case, to 16th place, while others made faster progress.
 
In contrast, within Central America, Costa Rica kept a leading position in the overall ranking at 4th, particularly owing …

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