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Good tuesday! Follow the first day of the event Mexico 5G, either in person at Plaza Artz Pedregal from Mexico City or via streaming in the place mx5g.com.mx. Meanwhile, get to know the most important news of the digital ecosystem of Latin America:

1. Brazil 2022 elections: these are the ICT proposals of Lula and Bolsonaro

While Lula talks about tax reform, Bolsonaro proposes digitizing more public services, and both reinforce the importance of training more Brazilians to work with technology. DPL News brought together the main proposals of the two candidates. Query here the portuguese version.

two. Internet affordability worsened after the Covid-19 pandemic

As a result of the pandemic, the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development warns that broadband services have become less affordable in relation to the population’s income and, in addition, the amount of data in a basic Internet basket is no longer enough.

3. 5G reaches 22 of 27 Brazilian capitals

The operators Claro, TIM and Vivo activated 5G in the 3.5 GHz band in seven more Brazilian cities this Monday, September 19: Aracaju, in Sergipe; Boa Vista, in Roraima; Campo Grande, in Mato Grosso do Sul; Cuiabá, in Mato Grosso; Maceió, in Alagoas; São Luis, in Maranhão; and Teresina, in Piauí. Read the Portuguese version.

4. Income from ICT services in Colombia increased 10% in 2021

After Colombia’s economic recovery in 2021, the telecommunications sector (fixed and mobile telephony, fixed and mobile Internet) and broadcasting (open television and radio) generated revenues of 24.3 billion pesos (5.48 billion dollars), which it represents 10.5 percent more than in 2020. This is revealed by the ICT Industry report presented by the CRC (Communications Regulation Commission).

5. Flexibility and better income: what employees of the digital economy want

The new work modalities, especially in the economy of digital platforms, are valued by people due to flexibility, temporary and income conditions.

6. Spectrum sharing is necessary to increase connectivity

Spectrum sharing, either through specific regulation or the use of new technologies, could be a new tool used by regulatory agencies to promote initiatives that allow closing the digital divide or accelerating the digitization of certain industries, the panelists agreed during the Global Forum of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA).

7. Users report AT&T network outage after earthquake in Mexico

Users on Twitter reported the fall and intermittence of the AT&T Mexico mobile network after the earthquake that occurred this Tuesday, September 19, 2022, of magnitude 7.7 with an epicenter in Michoacán.

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