Free Internet for Panamanians

Panama's main cities will enjoy free wireless internet access, within the first 100 days of the new government.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

With the goal of having "border to border" coverage, Martinelli's government will initially invest $250.000 to service 10 cities, with coverage in parks, touristic sites, schools, libraries, universities, hospitals and health centers.

"Panama is currently the most advanced Central American country in Information and Communication Technologies, and, in accordance to the road-map developed by the Panamanian Chamber of Technology, in 2018 it will become the first Information and Communications Technology Hub of the region", said Eduardo E. Jaén, head of the Secretary for Governmental Innovation.

Technical designs and public purchasing processes are being prepared, to implement this project within the first 100 days of Ricardo Martinelli's administration.

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Honduran Airports Will Have Free Internet

January 2011

Through a partnership between Digicel and Aeropuertos de Honduras, the four airports will have free internet service.

The agreement also includes installation of recharging cell phone towers.

"Wi-Fi service will be available starting today in waiting rooms and food court areas in Toncontín airport in Tegucigalpa, Ramon Villeda Morales in San Pedro Sula and thereafter in Golosón of La Ceiba and Juan Manuel Galvez in Bay Islands", reports Elheraldo.hn.

$3.3 million Tender for Wireless Serives

September 2012

The Ministry of Education in Panama is putting out to tender the acquisition, installation and configuration of a wireless services platform that will work in 162 schools.

The tender includes components and equipment for a WLAN wireless access network.

The expected date for submission of proposals is 24 September 2012 between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Guatemala: New Telephony Products

September 2010

Company VNL & WorldGSM is marketing an antenna which offers basic telecommunication services at affordable prices

The friendly-sized product allows people to communicate from remote places, at low costs, indicated Anthony Varghese, sales manager.

The Hindu business is presenting the product to local distributors.

Guatemala: Municipalities to be connected to the network

September 2008

Motorola will offer wireless broadband solutions that will be help to increase the competitive and technological development of the municipalities.

These solutions will provide the local government, municipalities, security forces and residents with improved connectivity that will help to improve their quality of life, not to mention help to reduce the digital gap, said the company.

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