Latin America National Broadband Plans Find Success Through Unity, Pyramid Finds

Jan 20, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin America's low broadband penetration rates are leading governments to develop comprehensive broadband plans with ambitious goals to ensure that a significant percentage of the population will gain access in the next 5-10 years, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (

National Broadband Plans Show a Diversity of Methods but a Unity of Purpose examines national broadband plans that have debuted in select countries in Latin America and highlight key themes that are vital to success. This examination will include examples of accomplishments that have been made through the help of having a clearly defined national broadband plan (NBP) in place. Next, Pyramid Research will provide project investments that the private sector has made to support NBPs, with special attention given to areas previously deemed to lack commercial potential. An analysis of the suitability of public-private partnerships (PPPs) to realize NBP objectives will follow. The report will conclude with case studies of more detailed national broadband plans from Brazil, Colombia and Chile, along with recommendations of best practices for NBP development.

Download an excerpt here.

"NBPs have been introduced in several Latin America countries and provide clear road maps and targets for the sector to develop in a coordinated and fully participatory way," says Sonia Jorge, Director of Research at Pyramid. NBPs raise the profile of the ICT sector in the context of the countries' overall socioeconomic development plans and are critical to demonstrate a country's commitment to universal access and consequently the Information Society. "A successful plan is developed in consultation with all stakeholders – regulators, operators, government ministries across sectors and civil society – because all parties have a vested interest in the implementation and successful outcome of the plan," she notes.

National Broadband Plans Show a Diversity of Methods but a Unity of Purpose is part of Pyramid Research's Telecom Insider Report Series and is priced at $595. Download an excerpt or purchase the report here. For more information, contact Jarka Justova (for those in Africa/Middle East, Asia/Pacific, or Europe) or Lorena Marani (for those in Latin America or North America).

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