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Nicaragua : NICARAGUA launches broadband study center for CENTRAL AMERICA.

Nicaragua openeda new global study center designed to train engineers from the Caribbean and Central America in broadband technology.

The center, where as many as 12,000 engineers are be trained in the future, is partly funded by theInter-American Development Bank as part of its plan to bolster Internet services in Latin America.

The South Korea and IDB lent US $3.2 million to fund the center, which is in the Nicaraguan capital Managua.

The Group Speciale Mobile Association, which serves on the Technical Advisory Group for the Broadband Center, is devising courses for government officials on the topics of Mobile forSocio-Economic Development and Spectrum Management.

GSMA says the training courses will be done at the center and online. Training government officials is vital to boosting infrastructure in the area.

Antonio GarcE[degrees]a Zaballos, Lead Specialist of Communications,IDB said, The aim is to increase the capacity of government officials to identify regulatory and other constraints, and train them on specific issues that foster investment and promotion of sustainable competition.

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Date:Jun 17, 2014
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