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Latin Technology: Chile Best, Cuba Worst

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Uruguay improves most and Bolivia the least, the second annual Latin Technology Index shows.

BY CHRONICLE STAFF

Thanks to strong growth in broadband, PC and wireless telephony penetration, Uruguay has become the second-leading technology nation in Latin America, according to the second annual Latin Technology Index from Latin Business Chronicle.

The index of 20 countries provides a unique comparison of the technology level of each Latin American country by looking at the penetration rates of Internet, broadband Internet, personal computers (PCs), wireless subscribers and fixed telephone lines. It uses 2006 technology data from the International Telecommunications Union, Computer Industry Almanac and Santiago Chamber of Commerce and population data from the International Monetary Fund and the Population Reference Bureau.

CHILE: TECHNOLOGY STAR

Chile again tops the list, thanks to having Latin Americas highest Internet and broadband penetration, the second-highest wireless telephony penetration, the third-highest PC penetration and the fifth-highest fixed...

Keywords: Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guatemala, Mexico, Uruguay, Venezuela

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