Panama promotes universal internet access

The new legal framework in Panam obliges telecommunications companies to provide one percent of their gross billings to the development of the national network.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

This week the National Assembly gave third reading to a bill aimed ad providing universal access to information technology.
Funds from the one percent checkoff would be used to develop the infrastructure needed to enable people in rural regions to gain access to communications networks.
Officials estimate the checkoff would provide about eight million dollars a year toward infrastructure projects.

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Costa Rica: Intel Opens Engineering Development Center

February 2011

With an investment of $ 8 million, the transnational opened a Center in the Belen area.

The new Engineering Development Center (IDC), comprising of 300 engineers and technicians in systems designs, develops and tests company hardware and software.

Nacion.com reported statements of the general manager of Intel in Costa Rica, Michael Forrest, "Intel Costa Rica expects for the Center to continue growing in both number of engineers and technicians as well as complexity of tasks".

Rule Financial to Invest in Costa Rica

September 2013

The English company has officially announced the installation of a center for information technology and software development for the financial industry.

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International Software Forum in El Salvador

April 2012

The aim of the event, by Proesa, is to facilitate international contacts for young Salvadoran entrepreneurs from the sector and is expected to have 100 participants.

The international export services event, focussing on software, will be held on May 24th and is being organized by the investment promotion agency Proesa.

Software Cluster Negotiating in Silicon Valley

July 2009

Six Panamanian companies from "Ciudad del Saber" negotiate exporting technology services to U.S. companies.

The companies Cibernética, Logic Studio, Dchain, Arango Software International, GSI and Infosgroup conformed a technology cluster, which "is getting prepared, because it aims to market innovative Panamanian solutions in the U.S.

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