Improving the Central America-Korea Connectivity (IADB-RG-T3250)

Regions
  • Latin America and Caribbean
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Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Voting Date
Oct 27, 2018
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Borrower
Regional
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Sectors
  • Communications
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.50 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jan 14, 2019


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Project Description

According to the bank, the general objective of the Technical Cooperation (TC) is to conduct feasibility studies to support future investment in the deployment of a submarine cable to improve the interconnection among the Central American Region and Korea. Particularly, this feasibility studies aim to explore market (including demography), forecast demand, identify the best cable routes, design the network, prepare its specifications and develop the technical, financial, managerial and environmental studies of the network. In addition, the studies will support an assessment of the best ways that international Internet connectivity charges can be reduced from the existing levels. As one possible solution, establishing a local Internet Exchange Point (IXP), which allows content aggregation and negotiation with their international counterparts for lowering the costs, is taken into account.

Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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