Panama's main cities will enjoy free wireless internet access, within the first 100 days of the new government.
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.
The company Infinity Energy Resources has completed its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of gas and oil exploration activities in Nicaragua's Caribbean Sea.
In a press release Infinity Energy Resources explained that the approval process should take up to 90 days at the end of which the work on seismic mapping of the 560,000 hectare concession area in Nicaraguan waters will begin.
The Supreme Court has ordered the provisional suspension of a disputed contract with a subsidiary of Finmeccanica to install a digital mapping system.
The Supreme Court justified the provisional suspension as being "... in order to avoid the effects of the contract causing 'serious and impossible to repair damage to the community as it may affect the heritage of the Panamanian nation because of the delay in the decision on its merits that could be made by this court. '"
The Varela administration is sueing to nullify the contract signed with a subsidiary of Finmeccanica to develop a digital map for $22 million.
The lawsuit filed by the Ministry of the Presidency with the Supreme Court aims to nullify the contract signed in 2010 by the Martinelli administration, arguing that they have "motives distinct from public interest".
The information presented by the Telecommunications Authority does not allow consumers to compare the quality offered by different operators.
Data published by the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Sutel) through a virtual map on its website does not specify in detail the quality of the calls, and the coverage of operators in specific parts of the country.
The communication and technology sector predicts that for the next two years it will hire more technical staff and university graduates than licensed professionals with master's degrees or doctorates.
The need for staff with technical rather than academic skills continues to grow in the field of technology and communications. A study by the Chamber of Information Technology and Communication concludes that only 2% of companies in the technology sector in the country plan to hire professionals with a PhD, while only 32% said they expected to hire graduates.