Latin America encompasses 33 countries and 600 million people. Latin America countries are moving quickly from developing countries to emerging and fast-growing economies and are looking at Europe to find a common approach to creating an internal market based on harmonised regulations and policy-making.The Commission is now embarking on a regional strategy for Latin America which includes regional harmonisation, R&D cooperation and support for a submarine fiber-optic cable between Europe and Latin America. This strategy also aims at promoting an EU-Latin America approach to a truly global Global Computing policy.
The Commission has regular contacts with a number of regional networks in the ICT sector, including Regulatel and RedCLARA. The Commission also actively participates in regional conferences and high-level meetings organised by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).