Broadband in Latin America

Beyond connectivity

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The policy analyses and proposals presented in this book focus on national programmes to foster universal broadband access and the debate on Internet neutrality. The study of the current trends highlights the progress of cloud computing and the new developments induced by the entrance of over-the-top operators in the Latin American and Caribbean region. This book underscores the need to expand regional and national Internet traffic exchange points (IXPs) and the relevance of the increasing demand gap, which poses new challenges beyond those related to access and connectivity.



Regional and international connectivity

This chapter examines Internet connectivity in Latin America and the Caribbean, looking at IP capacity and transit between points in the region and in comparison with the Northern Hemisphere, as well as wholesale and end-user pricing. It identifies the main quality parameters for broadband optimization, their impact on applications and content, and the technical factors, such as aggregation, that influence prices.


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