Several countries in Latin America have adapted their communications ministries to incorporate the IT side of ICT, Colombia renaming its ministry as Mintic back in 2009.

However, the ministry took the notion one step further in September 2016 by declaring that the team dedicated to IT matters would be renamed as the Digital Economy sub-department.

This process was set in motion in June 2017 with the signing of a decree to that effect. At the same time Mintic gave a rough outline of its Digital Economy roadmap for 2017-21.


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