Economy November 21, 2018 | 9:20 am

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LACNIC, Google, Dominican Telecom push for digital market

Santo Domingo.- The organization LACNIC and Google, in coordination with the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (Indotel) on Tues. announced the workshops on “IP Interconnection and Trafficking” and “Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship in the DR,” to extend the country’s initiatives aimed at strengthening digital markets in Central America and the Caribbean.

The training will take place on November 26 and 27 at the Centro Indotel, Espacio República Digital and the Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando Hotel in the Colonial Zone.

The workshops will be preceded by a brief opening ceremony on Monday, November 26 at 9:00 am at the Indotel Center.

The Interconnection workshop seeks to train local Internet providers to improve the country’s quality of Internet traffic, generating benefits for Internet users in terms of connection costs and quality.

“To encourage the development of a digital market, it is necessary to work both on strengthening the Internet and developing digital services,” said Laura Kaplan, Development and Cooperation manager at LACNIC.

She said the Interconnection workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26 and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27.

The workshop will be headed by Guillermo Cicileo of LACNIC and Arturo Servín of Google, while the Entrepreneurship and Digital Marketing workshop is set for Monday, Nov. 26 from 9:30am to 1pm.

The workshops are part of a project between LACNIC and Google, which aims to simultaneously strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem and local connectivity in Central America and Caribbean countries.

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