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Internet: Demand Increases in Central America

The percentage of the population with Internet access in Central America increased 17% between 2016 and 2018, increasing from 44% to 61%.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Data from the report "Internet in Central America 2018", compiled by the Commercial Trade Area of CentralAmericaData:

Currently, Costa Rica is the Central American country with the highest proportion of households with Internet access, with 77% of the total, followed by Panama with 67% and Honduras with 31%.

Regarding the proportion of the total population that has access to the Internet in the region, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua are the countries with the lowest levels, reporting 39%, 42% and 43%, respectively.

Which websites are visited by Central Americans?

The study details that YouTube is the most visited website in the six countries of the region.

About 45% of the total number of users in Central America connect to the Internet via cell phone, while the rest of the population connects via computers and other devices.

The largest proportion of Internet users in the region is people in the 12-40 age range, a group that represents 62% of the total population accessing the network.

When the figures are reviewed according to the place from which they connect to the Internet, the report details that in Central America about 74% of people in the web access from home.



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Panama  lags behind Chile in internet speed ranking


Posted 11/02/2020

Panama ranks behind two Chilean companies for the best average speed for downloading fixed internet in Latin America according to a comparative study conducted by the French company nPerf.

The geographical perimeter of 17 countries includes Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador and Mexico.

VTR, from Chile, achieves the first place in the ranking by providing its subscribers with an average download speed of 84.75 Mb / s in 2019.

The second position is achieved by the company Mundo Pacífico, also Chilean, with 71.37 Mb / s, followed by the Panamanian Cable Onda with 56.89 Mb / s.

The objective of the nPerf speed test is to measure the maximum capacity of the data connection in terms of speed and latency.



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