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 Saturday, 09 April 2011

In an interview with The Newspaper “Telégrafo”, the Minister of Telecommunication and Information Society, Jaime Guerrero Ruiz, highlighted the importance of advances in technology, based on statistics provided by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC), which from 2006 to 2010 show, remarkably, the level of implementation and access to information and communication technologies (ICT) in the country.

Without doubt, advances in telecommunications services and use of ICTs at the national level, improved dramatically, as three of every 10 Ecuadorians use the Internet, in two years this figure increased by more than half a million people, so the Minister Guerrero called the developments in the field of telecommunications as a "true technological revolution".

The use of Internet in Ecuador increased by 3.3 points, it means 29% of Ecuadorians used the Internet in 2010 compared to 25.7% in 2008. According to Minister of Telecommunications, the state investment was 400 million dollars for the implementation of Internet networks and all services in telecommunications and information technology.

Until 2013 it will be invested $ 900 million, only in the public sector to achieve connectivity, added the Minister.

 The increase in the use of the Internet responds the Government's policy of providing communication technologies to rural sectors, as well as public schools nationwide. Similarly, Mr. Guerrero noted that Internet access costs were reduced to eight times what it did in previous years and so is "democratizing" access to ICT.

(Source: Mintel – Ecuador)

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