Market Analysis

Building Bridges Across LatAm's Digital Divide

While the large majority of the Western World has access to the internet - whether from mobile, laptop, library or school - things are very different in regions such as Latin America. The UN estimates that 50% of the world has little or no access to a computer, while in Mexico almost 70% of the population lack access to the web. Though Latin America may be a growing market, it still suffers high levels of inequality, and with it comes a severe lack of access to technology and the benefits it can bring. To test feeling around the issue of the Digital Divide, we surveyed 66 local business & IT professionals, asking if they felt the Digital Divide across Latin America was improving. Though the majority agreed that it was indeed getting smaller, a significant number felt that no progress is being made on the issue.

The full findings are available here.


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