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Digitalization key to aims of IV EU-Colombia Forum

The European Commission has announced the launch of the EU-Latin America Digital Alliance and a new bilateral partnership between Europe and Colombia .

The IV EU-Colombia Forum , organized by the Euroamerica Foundation , followed on March 15 and 16 with the conference bringing together over 230 attendees , including high-level institutional representation from both sides , to discuss key issues of a common agenda and the vision for the future between the two regions .
The focus of the conference was on the triple transition of digital , green and social issues , with a particular emphasis on people , investment and trade relations between Colombia and the EU . Attendees emphasized the importance of productive transformation of the economy through digitization in a sustainable and inclusive manner .
At the conference ’ s inauguration , Ramón Jáuregui , the President of the Euroamerica Foundation , emphasized Europe ’ s strong commitment to building a solid collaboration with Latin America , with the support of Spain , which will assume the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the second half of 2023 . It is expected that during this period , relations between the two regions will be strengthened around a common agenda .
The EU-Latin America Digital Alliance and the bilateral partnership between Europe and Colombia represent significant steps in the growing relationship between the two regions .

TIM Brasil reaches over 1,000 sites leveraging Gilat ’ s platform to build largest 4G Satellite Cellular Backhaul Network in Latin America

connectivity . The large network provides a major push to bridging the digital divide in Brazil .
As new sites are added to the 4G network , Gilat provides to TIM Brasil a unique one-stop-shop for timely deployment , commissioning and activation of satellite backhaul services , leveraging Gilat ’ s local presence and delivery capabilities .

Gilat Satellite Networks , a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology , solutions and services , has announced that TIM Brasil , a Tier-1 mobile network operator , has reached a milestone of over 1,000 sites leveraging Gilat ’ s SkyEdge II-c platform to build the largest 4G satellite cellular backhaul network in Latin America . Gilat ’ s platform demonstrates carrier grade service levels in support of the extended 4G rural coverage and agriculture IoT

“ Gilat , with its local presence and delivery capabilities , was fundamental in helping us to provide high-quality 4G connectivity to all Brazilian cities as part of our Sky Coverage program , thus meeting regulatory obligations , and addressing the IoT / agribusiness market ,” said Marco Di Costanzo , Network Director at TIM Brasil . “ Gilat ’ s SkyEdge II-c platform and high-performance Capricorn VSATs enable us to extend this project across one-thousand sites , proudly building the largest 4G satellite backhaul in the region .”
“ We are proud to support the TIM Brasil Sky Coverage program ,” said Michal Aharonov , Chief Commercial Officer at Gilat . “ Through the inspiring work with TIM Brasil , we are able to demonstrate , once again , how Gilat ’ s services and leading 4G satellite backhaul solution bring unmatched value to our partners .”
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