Ecuador launches 2022-25 digital transformation agenda

26 Aug 2022

Ecuador’s Ministry for Telecommunications and Information Society (Mintel) has unveiled its Digital Transformation Agenda 2022-2025 to ‘reduce the digital divide and strengthen the digitisation of processes, electronic commerce, security and modernity of the government’. The roadmap comprises seven main pillars focused on: digital infrastructure; culture and digital inclusion; digital economy; emerging technologies for sustainable development; digital government; interoperability and data processing; and digital security and trust.

Presenting the Agenda earlier this week, Telecoms Minister Vianna Maino stressed the plan, which has been developed with input from more than 400 actors from industry, academia and government, will benefit everyone. ‘We are thinking about everything and everyone when we put forward our proposals for digital transformation, from high speed connectivity, through to training for Ecuadorians, and cybersecurity,’ she added.

The minister revealed last month that connectivity had been extended to an additional 3.3 million people during the first 13 months of President Guillermo Lasso’s administration, with broadband services made available in 49 parishes across 17 provinces and 1,122 2G sites upgraded to 4G.

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