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Projects in Americas Region


Advisory services to RACSA-Costa Rica on a diagnosis of their ICT Network (9COS09015)


The project aims to  support RACSA-Costa Rica, through external advisory and specialized and consulting services, in the assessment of the current state of its networks in terms of quality of services, functionality and their appropriateness in a competitive environment. In addition, the project foresees to evaluation RACSA’s network architectures in terms of quality and capacity of its broadband services.  


AMS CoE Regional Project: Management of capacity building activities (9RLA11009)


Within the Centres of Excellence initiative, the Centre of Excellence for the Americas Region (AMS CoE) was one of the first to be established. Phase I of the AMS CoE (2001-2007) put in place a regional mechanism for knowledge sharing and a network of excellence with regard to capacity building. Phase II of the AMS CoE (2007-2010) further consolidated a diversified portfolio and a critical mass of training programs and launched a financial mechanism for its self-sustainability. By the end of 2010, the AMS CoE has proven to be a self-sustaining initiative in terms of relevance to the ICT sector in the region and from a financial point of view.
In order to continue supporting the delivery of high-level on-line/face-to-face training activities, thus meeting the needs and expectations expressed by the ITU’s Membership in the Region in line with WTDC-10 Resolution 73 and taking into account the financial self-sustaining mechanism already in place within the AMS CoE, the objective of the Project is to serve as an overall framework for the continuation of AMS COE 2011-2012 activities while moving the regional CoE initiatives towards an ongoing non-project based mechanism.

Caribbean Nodes for Centre of Excellence in the Americas Region (7RLA07004)


The Centre of Excellence Project in the Americas Region, with a total of 15 self-sustaining nodes, has been successfully providing sustainable capacity building solutions for decision-makers and Executive staff of the Telecommunication Sector in the Americas Region.
This document seeks to bring into operation in the Caribbean Region, a network of nodes that consist of potential content providers (universities, technological institutions and training centres, among others) as well as service and technology providers that will offer advanced on-line solutions combined with face-to-face seminars.
The project benefits from the infrastructure and experience of the existing COE-AMS with the final outcome of an integrated Network of Excellence that spans the Americas and Caribbean Region.

Center of Excellence, Costa Rica Node, Phase II (9COS05013)


The Project provides technical assistance to the Government Telecommunication Company ICE in the areas of Human Resources Development, Telecommunication policies, Telecommunication Regulation, Telecommunication Management, New technologies and New Telecommunication Services. Under recent revisions of the project, the scope of the Project has been extended to establish a new organizational structure of the Company, world standards on network interconnection, new services cost analysis, administrative procedures, sector strategy, introduction of new technologies among others.

Centre of Excellence Network in the Americas Region - Phase II (7RLA07005)


This project phase will build on and consolidate the gains and benefits derived from implementing Phase 1 of the CoE(AMS)(2001-2007). The project aims to:
(i) consolidate the excellence’s network, supervisory structure, management system and continue delivering high-level capacity building solutions to governmental authorities, regulatory bodies and the senior executives and managers of operators and service providers;
(ii) develop and deliver training programmes in the areas of telecommunication policy, regulation, telecommunication management and new technologies and services;
(iii) increase the participation of all regional entities in the activities of the CoE;
(iv) consolidate mechanisms to achieve self-sufficiency for the CoE region through the establishment and application of the criteria of cost recovery, distribution of responsibilities among project participants, and the promotion and systematic marketing of its various products and activities.
(v) ensure an attractive annual offer that fulfils the expectations of participants and partners ensuring a high level of satisfaction among all.

Enhancing competitiveness in the Caribbean through the harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures (7RLA08006)


The HIPCAR project, which covers the ACP countries of the Caribbean, supports the Members States in close collaboration with the regional organizations to develop new regional policy & legislative ICT guidelines. In a second phase the project is offering technical assistance to the 15 beneficiary countries for national transposition of the above regional guidelines.

Fomento a la integración de las Universidades Argentinas en las actividades de la UIT (9ARG14012)


The main objective of this Project is to Support the Communications Secretariat of the Government of Argentina (SECOM) in its initiative to generate human capabilities with high level of expertise in Information Technology and Communications (ICT) by promoting the participation of its academic institutions and research establishments in the work of the three Sectors of the ITU.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Fortalecimiento del rol de OSIPTEL como Fiscalizador y Supervisor de los servicios de telecomunicaciones (9PER13027)


This Project aims to provide technical support to OSIPTEL-Peru in the review, update and/or improvement of the methodology used in their Supervision and Inspection procedures of certain telecommunications services through (i) an analysis of the current practices adopted by OSIPTEL for such supervision and control; (ii) the identification of international best practices for the execution of those functions; (iii) comparison between the international practices with the ones employed in OSIPTEL and (iv) recommendations on the applicability of such international practices and opportunities for improvement of the supervisory and control functions of OSIPTEL.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Human Capacity Building for SENATEL, Ecuador (9ECU11009)


The Project aims to update SENATEL’s human capabilities through training programs in the field of telecommunications and radio spectrum management.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


ICT Digital Inclusion strategies in Argentina (9ARG10011)


The Project aims to support the Communications Secretariat (SECOM, Argentina) and its ongoing programs through specific actions to reduce the digital divide in Argentine thus fostering a people-centered, development-oriented and inclusive information society.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


ICT Knowledge development for ICE, Costa Rica (9COS13017)


The Project aims to enhance knowledge and human capital capabilities of ICE’s workforce involved in systems development (platforms, infrastructure, equipment and others) and requirements identified under a needs assessment carried out in 2011. ICE will receive advisory services and capacity building in new telecommunications technologies and business through selected expertise.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Illegal Telecommunication Traffic Assessment (9HON12022)


The project aims to monitor the behavior of traffic to contribute to income assurance, detection of failures and eventually achieve an increase in inbound international telephone traffic to HONDUTEL's network, through the detection and elimination of illegal routes of irregular traffic. It includes the acquisition of hardware, software and tools, and the contract of services that will be used to perform traffic control, including the detection of routes and telephone lines used to enter international traffic illegally into HONDUTEL's network, better known as bypass.

Installation of a Network of “Community Telecentres” (CTC) (9ARG98008)


The Project aims at supporting the Information Society Program of the “Secretaría de Comunicaciones” (SECOM – Argentina) through the turn-key implementation of a Network of Community Telecentres (CTC) including the purchase, delivery and installation of equipment; delivery of manuals and training of local personnel coordinate and operate the CTCs.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Institutional support for the Spectrum Management (9COL04033)


The project has the main objective of supporting the Ministry of Communications of Colombia in modernizing its spectrum management system due to the rapid technological advances occurred in the world. The immediate objectives of the project foresee assistance for the preparation of the Terms of Reference to be used for the acquisition of a solution currently used by the Ministry of Communications. They are also related to human resources training in order to achieve an efficient administration of the spectrum through the use of technological tools in line with international standards and appropriately qualified personnel. Finally, the ITU will organize an international tender for the selection of the best possible provider of a solution deemed appropriate by both the ITU and the Ministry.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Institutional support in the field of Management of Telecommunications Operators (9ECU04008)


The Project aims to establish a Multidisciplinary Expert Group to support Ecuador in identifying the most adequate mechanisms to manage Telecommunications Operators.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish
 


Institutional Support to CONATEL, Honduras (9HON96009)


The Project aims to support CONATEL, Honduras with appropriate goods and services for its technical monitoring and control functions.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Institutional support to the SIGET (9ELS02007)


This project is focus in technical cooperation in the following telecommunication areas: Tariffs and structure, Mission and Vision of the Telecommunication Sector, Network interconnection, radio spectrum planning, human resources development and institutional strengthening.

During the execution of the project, different areas of competence were required according to the changing competition environment of the telecommunication sector and the project has gone through several revisions in order to accomplish new needs and requirements. New areas of competence as number portability, telecommunications statistics, costing of telecomm services and methods and COSITU installation and training.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


National CIRT Establishment (9JAM13002)


The main goal of the project is to assist the government of Jamaica to establish its national CIRT (Computer Incident Response Team) to serve as a trusted, central coordination point of contact for cybersecurity; aimed at identifying, defending, responding and managing cyber threats.
ITU will assist the government of Jamaica in building and deploying the technical capabilities and related trainings necessary to establish its national CIRT. Thus it is expected to lead to development of national cybersecurity capacity while moving forward on enhancing regional and international collaboration.


National CIRT Establishment (9TRI14003)


The main goal of the project is to assist the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (hereinafter referred to as “Government of Trinidad and Tobago”) to establish its national CIRT (Computer Incident Response Team) to serve as a trusted, central coordination point of contact for cybersecurity; aimed at identifying, defending, responding and managing cyber threats.

ITU will assist the Government of Trinidad and Tobago in building and deploying the technical capabilities and related trainings necessary to establish its national CIRT. Thus it is expected to lead to development of national cybersecurity capacity while moving forward on enhancing regional and international collaboration.


National CIRT Establishment - Barbados (9BAR13002)


ITU will assist Barbados in building and deploying the technical capabilities and related training necessary to establish its national CIRT. Thus it is expected to lead to development of national cyber security capacity while moving forward on enhancing regional and international collaboration.

The main goal of the project is to assist Barbados to establish its national CIRT (Computer Incident Response Team), to serve as a trusted, central coordination point of contact for cyber security, aimed at identifying, defending, responding and managing cyber threats.


National Connectivity Plan in Nicaragua – Connect a School, Connect a Community Project (9NIC09002)


This project aims to formulate a National School Connectivity Plan for Schools to serve as ICT Community Centers as well as the implementation of, at least, one Pilot Connected School through broadband technology.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Organization and Development of CONATEL's Capacity as Regulatory Organ (PAR96020)


The Project will support the structuring and functioning of the regulatory agency  - National Communications Commission (CONATEL, Paraguay) – and enhance its institutional capacity building thus fostering the efficient performance of its functions in a competitive environment.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Provision of assistance and capacity building activities to OSIPTEL, Peru to reinforce its telecommunication regulation capabilities (9PER04026)


The Project aims to reinforce OSIPTEL’s capabilities by means of training activities, participation in international capacity building events, joint organization of specialized training courses, national and international events in the field of telecommunication regulation in a competitive environment.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Provision of Critical Emergency Telecommunications Equipment to UN agencies and partners during the emergency relief phase (9CHI10012)


Provision of Critical Emergency Telecommunications Equipment to UN agencies and partners during the emergency relief phase.

Support for Transition from Analogue to Digital Broadcasting in the Americas Region (2RLA14011)


This projectis designed to assist at least six (6) selected beneficiary countries in the Americas region that are also shareholder countries of CAF in smoothly transitioning from analogue to digital terrestrial television broadcasting through the use of guidelines (policy and regulatory, economic, market and business development, and technologies and networks issues) for the development of roadmaps for the transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television broadcasting, and the development of a toolkit for broadcasting policies and regulations, as well as human and institutional capacity building.

The project will address the regulatory, political, technological and economic challenges which the beneficiary countries will face when implementing the transition. It will bring together relevant governments, regulators, service providers, civil society, private sector, and regional and international organizations dealing with broadcasting.

Support Suriname in the Development of a National School Connectivity Plan and Model Connect Schools (AMS-01-11)


The ITU has launched a public-private partnership initiative to promote broadband school connectivity to serve both students and the communities in which they live. The ITU has developed an on-line toolkit to promote broadband school connectivity to ensure that youth and children have access to and use ICTs.
By identifying best practices in school connectivity initiatives related to policies, regulation, applications, services and practical experiences, this proyect aims to support Suriname in the development of a National School Connectivity Plan as well as the implementation of pilot project to connect at least two schools in Suriname with computers.

Support the Implementation of National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL, Brazil) (9BRA98006)


The Project’s objectives are focused on providing methodological support to ANATEL in its structuring as a regulatory entity.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Support to the implementation of a National Spectrum Management Manual for Colombia (Phase 1) (9COL09034)


This Project aims to enhance the institutional capacity of the ICT Ministry of Colombia in the national spectrum management and radio monitoring through the development of specific sections of the Spectrum Manual. This Manual will establish the general directives,  the institutional, legal, technical and economic aspects, as well as the required norms and administrative procedures to execution the intervention, management and integral spectrum control in Colombia.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Support to the implementation of a National Spectrum Management Manual for Colombia (Phase 2) (9COL10035)


This Project aims to continue previous assistance provided under Phase 1 (see 9COL09034) to enhance the institutional capacity of the ICT Ministry of Colombia in the national spectrum management and radio monitoring through the development of specific sections of the Spectrum Manual. This Manual will establish the general directives, the institutional, legal, technical and economic aspects, as well as the required norms and administrative procedures to execution the intervention, management and integral spectrum control in Colombia.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Technical Aspects related to the Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation, Regulation of Human Exposure, the implementation of wireless networks and associated infrastructures (2RLA12010)


This Project aims to analyze the difficulties related to the implementation of wireless networks and associated infrastructures in Central America due to social apprehension as to Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF). The project will: i) evaluate relevant regulations related to the EMF assessments; ii) development general tools (guidelines, practices and regulatory framework) needed to facilitate the deployment of wireless networks with the acceptance of the population; and iii) implement pilot measurement tests in selected countries including social communication.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Telecommunication Sector Information System (SIUST) for Colombia (9COL99028)


This Project aims to assess technical and commercial options of the development and implementation of a full telecommunication information system for Colombia; detail all relevant requirements according to the sector’s needs in order to procure and implement the most appropriate solution.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish