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...

LATEST

What Of A Colombia Without All Those 0’s In Its Money?

The new to Colombia are often bewildered by all those zeros following the numbers 1 to 9 to in the local currency. I am...

Colombia Struggles To Deliver Justice In Army ‘Cash-For-Kills’ Scandal

As Colombia’s 50-year armed conflict enters a post-conflict phase, the country is having to face up to the toll it took on millions of...

Drug Capos Looking for Way Out Via Colombia Peace Accords

TODAY COLOMBIA via Insightcrime - Authorities in Colombia have filtered out more than two dozen drug capos attempting to pass themselves off as FARC...

US Threatens to Brand Colombia Not Compliant on Anti-Drug Efforts

TODAY COLOMBIA via Insightcrime.org - In an annual designation of major drug trafficking and producing nations, US President Donald Trump broke with decades of...

After Death of Number Two, Colombia’s Urabeños Offer to Surrender

(Insightcrime) The most wanted drug trafficker in Colombia and leader of the powerful Urabeños has offered to surrender himself and his organization to authorities...

Colombian Indigenous Groups Denounce Exclusion from Final Peace Agreement

Several Colombian Indigenous groups have condemned their exclusion from the implementation of the final peace agreement between the government and the FARC, as a...

Pockets of Rising Violence in Rural Colombia Despite National Drop in Murders

(InSight Crime) While Colombia boasts its lowest homicide rate in nearly half a century, pockets of spiking violence in several rural areas tell a...

Colombians give Pope Francis rapturous welcome

BOGOTA -- At the start of his first full day in Colombia, Pope Francis urged Colombians to persevere on the path to reconciliation and...

Pope Francis appeals for reconciliation in war-scarred Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia — Pope Francis on Thursday pressed a message of reconciliation as he began a five-day trip through Colombia, a country scarred by...

Pope visits Colombia to boost peace process after 50 years of war

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis travels to Colombia this week to encourage a fledgling peace process that ended half a century of war...