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How can research and development (R&D) aid Panama’s service economy? How do you strengthen ties between universities and the private sector?

Number portability enables both fixed-line and mobile customers to keep the same number when changing from one telecoms operator to another. By most measures, it is considered an essential consumer right, as well as a way to increase competition in the market. Implemented for the first time in Hong Kong in 1995, the process soon became available in most European states,...

What is the current mobile environment in Panama, and how can this be developed further?

Panama’s ICT sector is a key enabler of the country’s high-growth, services-based economy. Strong technical infrastructure coupled with a robust legal regime present favourable conditions for local and international technology companies. The “Global Information Technology Report 2015”, published by the World Economic Forum, ranked Panama 51st amongst 143 countries in...

What role do you expect wind energy will play in Panama’s future energy mix?

In a country with over 60% of its electricity generation capacity powered by hydroelectric plants, renewable energy is no novelty in Panama. However, the need to diversify the generation base has led to interest in other technologies, especially wind and solar. Panama has good resources available for both. The average annual sum of global horizontal irradiance for the...

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