HIP Consult recently completed a consulting and data analytics engagement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) exploring cross-border and national fiber connectivity options to bolster the availability, quality and cost of broadband Internet access in Paraguay.
Expanding broadband Internet access in developing countries has been linked through various studies to boosting national GDP, stimulating job creation, reducing poverty, and abating climate change. With this in mind, Paraguayan policymakers have been exploring mechanisms to stimulate the deployment of broadband networks across the country, with a particular focus on rural areas, while maintaining and strengthening the involvement of the private sector and the level of competition.
HIP Consult’s remit was to develop practical, data-driven insights to help optimize between economic and development objectives and inform national investment decisions.
Through visualizing and contextualizing connectivity and socio-economic data, geographic zones for potential fiber backbone expansion were identified and prioritized. The project employed spatial clustering, route planning, and optimization algorithms to prioritize infrastructure investment, and deployment for hospitals, schools and government buildings, in particular.
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