Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 16 - Page 75

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5G TECHNOLOGY PROMOTES SOCIAL INCLUSION TO REDUCE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

Ari Montoya , Commercial Director at Grupo Binário , tells us that to achieve global connectivity goals , the Brazilian telecommunications industry must invest heavily in innovative technologies .

In the last three years , the telecommunications industry has played a vital role as a technological ally enabling the rapid and drastic changes to new working and consumption models caused by the COVID-19 pandemic .

The corporate world and society were already going through accelerated digitalization . It required investments and quick responses by operators to meet the demands of advanced connectivity and ensure the continuity of the ‘ everything remote ’ scenario , preserving an incalculable number of jobs and avoiding the impact of a possible social upheaval .
In Brazil , a country of continental dimensions , we have always experienced the problem of how to take communications to remote places that are difficult to access and unite less privileged communities .
The Brazilian telecommunications ecosystem will need to make an effort to invest in innovative technologies .
The International Telecommunication Union ( ITU ) recently released its new universal connectivity goals . They state that by 2030 everyone over the age of 15 should have Internet access and a cell phone , all schools and homes should be connected , and broadband speeds should be at least 10 Mbps .
The Brazilian telecommunications ecosystem will need to make an effort to invest in innovative technologies and adhere to new public policies that
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