From The Report: Colombia 2017
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The telecoms sector is adapting to the move from voice to data. Although this is set to affect operators’ financial results in the near term, rapid expansion of smartphones and 4G accessibility is set to enlarge the potential for new offers. Furthermore, the merger of different entities into a single regulatory body would simplify the rules for operators, ease procedures and remove the need to interact with a number of different watchdogs. In terms of IT, usage across Colombia, along with the deployment of the necessary infrastructure over several years, have created an environment in which the permeation of IT across business and society is well established, and is set to continue. As such, domestic conditions bode well for the continued expansion of the IT industry in the country over the medium term. This chapter includes an interview with David Luna, Minister of Information and Communication Technologies.