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36. Lattelecom: a Stable and Reliable Technology Partner.

As the leading information and communications technology company in Latvia, Lattelecom also maintains the major share of communications infrastructure in the country.

One of the most spectacular infrastructure development projects in Latvia in the last few years has been the optical network built by Lattelecom, thanks to which 100 Mbit/s internet bandwidth has become the industry standard, while Lattelecom customers enjoy much more, with connection speeds of up to 500 Mbit/s.

Lattelecom used the economic crisis to make an investment: over 21 million lats have been invested in the optical network infrastructure in the last two years. The infrastructure is already available in largest Latvian towns, ensuring data transmission at the speed of light for private as well as business customers.

Our advanced communications infrastructure allows companies to not only conduct their business efficiently, but also to envision new, innovative services that develop quickly in the digital age but rely on stable broadband internet.

 

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34. Jānis Grundspeņķis, professor, Jānis Grabis, Professor. Information Technology and Telecommunications in Latvia.

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) area along with biotechnology, material science, forestry and chemistry are among the most promising areas of development in Latvia. It is rooted in the deep engineering, industrial and intellectual tradition dating back to the late nineteenth century when Latvia was a hotspot of electro-technical research and manufacturing. The legendary VEF Minox miniature camera is the best known Latvian invention. Recent developments in ICT have been guided by the national ICT development program accepted in 1998 and renewed in 2006. The main goal of this program has been movement towards the information society and knowledge based economy including attaining high levels of computer literacy, ensuring a high level of accessibility to information resources, providing efficient electronic services and establishing ICT as a major enabler of both economic and social welfare of the Latvian society. The planned government investment in ICT for the period between 2007 and 2013 is 367 millions EUR. The program builds on previous achievements (e.g., high level of computer and Internet availability, computerization of schools) and aims catching-up in lagging areas, for instance, e-commerce still has enormous growth potential with expected two-fold increase of the number of companies involved in electronic transactions by 2013.

 

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