Get to know Uruguay’s outstanding IT sector at Expo Dubai

With a delegation of companies from the technology sector, Uruguay is showcasing one of its most promising export sectors at the universal fair. Its progress in this area favors the arrival of international companies that choose the country to develop their business in the world.

A mission of more than 15 business representatives from Uruguay’s ICT sector, led by the Uruguayan Chamber of Information Technology (CUTI) will be at Expo Dubai until Saturday, December 11.

The delegation arrives at the universal fair with the purpose of exploring alliances with the Asian market. The companies will have private meetings with potential clients and will participate as guests of the ASEAN Global Business Forum. In addition, on Wednesday, December 8, they will take part in a networking session at the Philippine pavilion, while the following day they will hold a reception at the Uruguay pavilion at Expo Dubai.

Among the companies exhibiting are Quanam, Simianbot, Código del Sur, OneTree, San Diego, SasOps, Pyxis, Nereia, Bantotal and Inswitch.

Uruguay is showcasing itself in Dubai as a first-class business center in Latin America, with notable advances in technology. In recent years, the sector has shown strong dynamism in the country and has grown well above the rest of the economy, reaching export destinations such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Argentina and Mexico.

Among the advantages of this sector in Uruguay are its exceptional connectivity and Internet penetration. In fact, the country is the most advanced in the development of ICTs in the region; it is also the largest per capita exporter of software in South America and the third largest in absolute terms.

Its solid and first class technological infrastructure allowed Uruguay, among other achievements, to be the first in Latin America and the third in the world to begin the deployment of a commercial 5G mobile network.

Technological progress, combined with a very favorable environment for business development in the form of modern export-oriented free trade zones, first-class technology centers and attractive benefits and tax exemptions for the ICT sector, also make Uruguay number one in Latin America in e-Services.

And thanks to Plan Ceibal, the pioneering One Laptop per Child initiative that the country launched in 2007, Uruguay became the first in the world to provide laptops to each and every child and teacher in all public sector primary and secondary schools, bridging digital and educational divides.

As a result of all these advances, the country is a destination for international companies seeking quality, efficiency, experience and new opportunities in the most stable and reliable business environment in Latin America.

Ph. Fernando Carballo

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