To see a brief summary of a country's WiFi rules in the box below, put your mouse inside the country's borders on the map at left.
For more detailed information about radio regulation in a particular country, click on the country in the map. Use the "Country pages" selector in the left column for places not visible in the map (e.g. Belize, Guatemala, Haiti, etc.).
Barómetro Cisco de Banda Larga [Cisco's Broadband Barometer] - country-by-country overviews of broadband penetration in Latin America in 2006 (in Spanish, but with lots of charts and numerical tables so language is hardly a barrier).
"Wireless Networks and Rural Development: Opportunities for Latin America," by Hernan Galperin, Information Technologies and International Development, Volume 2, Number 3 (Spring 2005), pages 47-56: "This paper argues that the new generation of WLAN technologies can significantly alleviate the constraints that limit Internet connectivity in Latin America to the wealthy, urbanized areas. Yet for this potential to be realized governments must rethink current assumptions about spectrum management and universal service policies."
"Wi-Fi: ¿Alternativa para la Inclusion Digital?" (Wi-Fi: An Alternative for Digital Inclusion?) - drafted in Spanish by the participants in an Institute for Connectivity in the Americas Web Forum, November-December 2003. "El documento consta de tres partes: Análisis FODA sobre el Wi-Fi; experiencias de Wi-Fi en países de América Latina y el Caribe; propuestas de estrategias para la optimización de su uso."
Frecuencia Online - English/Spanish/Portuguese-language portal about mobile/wireless networks in Latin America. Includes free downloadable PDF versions of the monthly magazine Frecuencia Latinoamerica in Spanish and Portuguese, and the weekly English-language newsletter FrecuenciaFlash.
"RFID Heats Up in Latin America," by Mark Roberti, RFID Journal, 28 May 2007: "The cover story for the next issue of RFID Journal magazine will delve much more deeply into RFID adoption in Latin America, exploring how companies doing business there can benefit from the technology. From my admittedly brief visit, I got the sense a lot of people understand the benefits and are ready to take advantage of RFID..."