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Nowadays the trends in communication and information technology in Honduras, such as cloud computing, Internet of Things, mobile applications, among others, establish a constant necessity to be connected through the Internet to the rest of the world. For that, it is necessary to have infrastructure that allows citizens and companies to access the Internet, now as a basic service to be always up to date with the current environment.

Honduras is in the middle of the American continent, and this geographical position gives it a competitive advantage compared with other countries. Honduras has access to important interconnection points to the submarine cables, which provide the Internet connectivity. Also, the country to other connection points through land networks, which bring more routes and extend the connectivity to the rest of the world.

Additionally, the country has a great infrastructure for telecommunications, based in optical fiber that is deployed through several redundancy rings that cover the Honduran territory. This network is installed and maintained by the more of 60 registered operators for Internet services, according to information provided in July 2016 by the National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL, Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones).

In Honduras, major service providers operate regionally, like Cable & Wireless Business, Tigo Business, Reytel, Claro, BT, Cable Color, and the state provider Hondutel. Among the services being provided, companies can access Internet, MPLS links, IP Telephony, and other communication services. All these have a great impact on Honduras technology development.

All this infrastructure provides an ideal platform to boost the information services industry, delivering services to customers within and outside the country. This industry includes companies such as Call Centers, Contact Centers, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO), and Data Centers. The information services industry requires a high availability of communication services, in such way that there is 24/7 access to connectivity services.

ALTIA Smart City takes advantage of this great telecommunications platform. ALTIA enables communication services with the most important operators in the region, as well as an adequate infrastructure for companies’ operations and an uninterrupted source of electrical power. This way, there is a suitable environment for companies in this industry to be able to operate without any interruption. Adding to the above, in the country there is qualified human talent that is required to reach success delivering all these services.

In conclusion, in Honduras there is the technology platform and the necessary infrastructure for this type of business to grow abundantly. And a project like ALTIA Smart City, offers a suitable place for companies in the services industry to operate to 100% of their potential.