Peru

A key moment for getting spectrum in the public agenda in Peru
A key moment for getting spectrum in the public agenda in Peru 12 December 2011 Maicu Alvarado and Gabriela Perona for CEPES

El espectro es la base para el funcionamiento de muchísimos servicios de comunicación pero “la importancia del espectro no está en lo que es, sino en lo que nos permite hacer”, de acuerdo con la Asociación para el Progreso de las Comunicaciones (APC). Es un bien de dominio público que administra el estado y que los ciudadanos debemos considerar un medio para el acceso a información. The spectrum is the basis for the operation of countless communication services, but “the importanc...

Peru's farmers lack information: Why are telecentres being underused?
Peru's farmers lack information: Why are telecentres being underused? 27 March 2010 AL and KAH

Susana* is 39 years old. She farms a patch of land in the Huaral Valley – a semi-arid desert region 100 kilometres from the Peruvian capital Lima. On the advice of her brother-in-law and other farmers, she finances her farming operation through loans from wholesale dealers. These wholesalers provide farmers with seeds on credit, on the condition that they sell their crops back to the company ...

Peru: Fund for the Investment in Telecommunications
Peru: Fund for the Investment in Telecommunications 09 July 2009 Laura León Kanashiro

This document studies the case of the Telecommunications Investment Fund (FITEL), the Peruvian government agency that provides universal access to telecommunications in rural areas, privileging social concerns. The fund’s development during its 15 years in existence has meant going from mere infrastructure availability to projects implemented from a socio-technical perspective, where, in addi...

Peru: Public strategies for new technologies in rural areas
Peru: Public strategies for new technologies in rural areas 09 July 2009 Roberto Bustamante Vento y Maicu Alvarado V.

This advocacy action was carried out by CEPES, AndinaTIC member in Peru, compiling and systematizing documents on Peruvian government ICT projects. This task supplemented the organisation’s ongoing research on connectivity strategies in rural contexts. CEPES questions the governmental initiatives which tend to focus on access to infrastructure. It highlights the importance of taking the comm...

Peru: The Battle for Control of the Internet
Peru: The Battle for Control of the Internet 29 June 2009 Jorge Bossio

Researcher Jorge Bossio poses the questions: Can you imagine a day when there are two kinds of internet networks, one open and public and the other closed and exclusive, similar to free-to-air television channels and cable television channels? Can you imagine only being able to access certain websites or online applications by paying extra for a specific internet access service, like the “pre...

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