WSIS Prizes Contest 2021 Nominee

NATIVES COMMUNITIES OF PARAGUAY CONNECTED TO THE WORLD


Description

The project aims to provide coverage to indigenous communities, and populations in neighboring areas that are geographically located mostly in the western region of the country, in rural areas. In this sense, there are 13 (thirteen) indigenous communities that will have the possibility of accessing the mobile telephone service, the service of internet access and data transmission, at low costs and with good quality. The indigenous population in the areas covered by the project, reaches about 3.500 (Three thousand five hundred) people, which represents more than 586 (five hundred eighty six) families benefited from this expansion; in addition to other temporary beneficiaries, such as those who travel in the project's areas of influence.
For the expansion of the Telecommunications Network, the installation of 13 (thirteen) Radio Base Stations was carried out, located at the coordinates indicated in Table 1, to cover the 20 (twenty) communities of Paraguay, through of 3G technology, with bandwidth capacities of up to 4Mbps. The structure assembled at each site corresponds to mast-type towers (Figure 1), with heights of between 30 and 72 meters with all the established safety conditions (stairs, landings, etc.), with capacities to support radiant systems and Radio Frequency equipment installed and thus also, all the civil works necessary for the installation of the racks that house the equipment.

Project website

https://www.copaco.com.py/index.php/wsis-prizes-2021.html


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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development 2021
  • AL C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4. Capacity building
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 5: Gender equality
  • Goal 10: Reduced inequalities

Coverage
  • Paraguay

Status

Completed

Start date

2018

End date

2020


Target beneficiary group(s)
  • Indigenous and nomadic peoples
  • Remote and rural communities

Replicability

The Project could be replicable in any country with social and political interest in order to reduce the digital divide in rural areas and remotes population where does not exist basic services such as drinking water and electrical energy supply and promove the development of the communities throught the ITCs


WSIS values promotion

The project promove the reduction of the digital divide in rural areas and remotes population and the development of the communities throught the ITCs


Entity name

PARAGUAYAN COMPANY OF COMMUNICATION (COPACO S.A.)

Entity country—type

Paraguay Government

Entity website

https://www.copaco.com.py/