Thursday, 12 June 2008

Chile, Uruguay top tech index

Latin Business Chronicle (LBC) records that Uruguay was challenging Chile as the top technology nation in Latin America, while Cuba languishes at the foot of the list. These are the findings of LBC's third annual Latin Technology Index. Covering 20 countries, the Index compares the penetration rates of dial-up and broadband internet, personal computers, wireless subscribers and fixed telephone lines. All countries improved their score over 2006, though at different levels. El Salvador was the fastest riser, while Honduras and Nicaragua showed the lowest gains. Venezuela replaced Costa Rica as the Latin American nation with the fourth-highest technology level.

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