BNamericas provides a roundup of the most important ICT stories in Latin America.
According to SAS, artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud computing are not new concepts but many markets are only now starting to realize how to leverage those concepts for business purposes.
Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica and Brazil are starting to apply some of the concepts championed by Nobel prize winner Richard Thaler and incorporating the study of human behavior in policymaking.
According to a 5G Americas report, most LatAm nations have yet to free up spectrum around the 700MHz band, which can help improve rural connectivity while using fewer base stations.
A first deal approved by Anatel was suspended by federal audit court TCU amid concerns that the bankruptcy-threatened telco would not be able to commit to the investments.
Finance minister Henrique Meirelles held an audience with heads of the telecom industry, at which they discussed the limitations that excessive taxation place on IoT adoption and development.
Regulator Sutel decided to proceed with lifting price controls on the mobile market despite a legal challenge filed by ombudsman Defensoría de los Habitantes.