Internet Access Reaches Over 43% of Homes in Latin America

(QTECH) Internet access in Latin America and the Caribbean almost doubled between 2010 and 2015, although nearly half the population is still not connected, according to a survey by the Economic Commission for Latin...

Uber will know in 1 week whether it will be legal or banned in...

Colombia Reports For months Colombian taxi drivers have been protesting against the transport app Uber, claiming that it is an illegal service. Now, the government has seven days to decide whether to legalize the app...

Movistar Colombia to reach 150 cities with LTE by June 2015

TODAY COLOMBIA - Movistar Colombia aims to provide 4G LTE services in 150 cities across Colombia by June 2015, Comunidad Ola reports, citing Telefonica Colombia president Alfonso Gómez Palacio. The company's LTE network currently reaches...

Tigo Announces Nov. 14 For iPhone 6 in Colombia

COLOMBIA NEWS -- Colombian mobile phone operator Tigo said it will start selling the new iPhone 6 smartphone in the local market on 14 November. Comunidad Ola reports that Tigo Colombia has opened a pre-registration...

Colombia cancels satellite purchase due to lack of funds

Colombia’s vice president has announced the country will not purchase a $250 million satellite, but instead will continue to buy information coming from other satellites. The planned satellite is canceled because the government doesn’t have the budget for the purchase,...

Colombia Installs 6 Digital Kiosks in Cundinamarca

COLOMBIA NEWS - Colombia's Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones de Colombia (MINTIC) - Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications - has installed six kiosks under the Vive Digital plan. The kiosks...

Millicom Merger in Colombia Completes to Provide a New Era of Digital Choice

COLOMBIA BUSINESS NEWS - Millicom the international telecommunications and media company, announced today the completion of the merger of its Tigo mobile business with the cable and fixed line operator UNE, owned by Empresas...

Latin American summit of IT professionals concludes in Bogota

One of the biggest summits of the most talented IT professionals in Latin America, Colombia 3.0, concluded on Thursday, national media reported.  Both national and international participants traveled to Bogota to be a part of the Colombia...

DirecTV Wades Into Colombia’s 4G Fray

Pay-TV provider DirecTV has launched its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) service, branding the new offering DirecTV Net, local news portal Communidad Ola writes. Service is currently limited to Chia, Palmira, Barrancabermeja and Monteria, and...

Colombia takes to New York to promote its growing tech sector

With the launch of the “Colombia Bring IT On” campaign, the virtues of Colombia’s technology sector are being promoted in New York City this July 23 and 24, according to Canada’s CNW newswire. The two-day event was...

Canada recruits Colombia’s best bilingual tech professionals

An agency in charge of economic development in Quebec City, Canada, has begun a virtual campaign to recruit Colombia’s most talented bilingual Information Technology (IT)  professionals. Through August 7, Colombians proficient in French who are interested in...

Internet from space: rocket launch could mean better broadband for Colombia’s remotest regions

Colombia could soon see high speed, reliable broadband across its most remote island and jungle regions thanks to a new constellation of satellites launched this week. A rocket successfully lifted off from a spaceport in Kourou,...

Colombia seeks to provide internet to 63% of population by 2018

The Colombian government plans to have 27 million people connected to the Internet by 2018, a figure representing 63% of the population, Colombia’s Semana news magazine reported on Wednesday. Beginning in 2010, Colombia’s Ministry of Information...

Colombia’s ICT minister deemed best of Latin America

Colombia’s Diego Molano is the best ICT minister in Latin America, according to British consultancy firm The Business Year. The award was handed to Molano last week by The Business Year Colombia director Michael Martinez. The...

Colombian tech company receives major investment for loan platform

A tech company aiming to help connect people seeking personal loans with financial institutions has received a major investment, the company, MYTIC said Thursday.MYTIC, based in Colombia’s second largest city of Medellin, received an...

OECD calls for telecommunications overhaul in Colombia

Colombia needs to diversify its mobile phone if it hopes to enter the club of developed nations, according to a recent report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Colombia is currently trying...

New internet cable to connect Colombia to Asia-Pacific by 2015

Linking Colombia’s internet hubs to the Asia-Pacific region via a new fiber-optic cable is a step closer to reality after the south American country signed a deal with a US-Colombian firm.The new deal will...

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Thousands March in Defense Of Public Universities

Thousands of students, professors, and university directors of 32 public universities in Colombia participated in the National March in Defense of Higher Education to...

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The closure of the Pablo Escobar Museum in Medellín, Colombia, represents a serious blow to the narcoculture that has taken root in the city,...

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In Colombia’s coffee-producing region of Risaralda, small trees run along the sharp incline of the Andes Mountains, carefully tended in tidy rows. Thousands of...

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BOGOTA - Officials from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru will meet in Bogota next week to seek a solution to a growing exodus of migrants...

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A set of anti-corruption initiatives in Colombia failed to attract the required number of votes Sunday, despite earning nearly 100 percent support of the...

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Venezuelan women are being driven into the sex trade in Colombia in order to survive, a Sky News investigation has found. Scores of women were...

Venezuelan economic crisis tears families as they flee into Colombia

Crowds of families sit with their cases and bags underneath the trees on the border with Colombia and Venezuela. One woman with tears streaming down...

US Navy Hospital Ship to Deploy to Colombia

The United States is sending a U.S. Navy hospital ship to Colombia to help treat some of the hundreds of thousands of people who...