Region: Latin America and the Caribbean | Country : Peru

Executive Summary

The Balsapuerto Network was constructed in 2012 in an effort to improve healthcare in the upper Amazon with low-cost connectivity. Four healthcare centers in the district were connected with 5.8 gigahertz (GHz) point-to-point links: Balsapuerto, Varadero, San Juan, and Yurimaguas. Headed by Profs. Alan Mickelson from the University of Colorado Boulder and Martin Murillo from Notre Dame University, the initiative yielded successful results and experiences related to specific issues of infrastructure, technology, and implementation in remote jungle regions. Too-late attention to network sustainability stymied the project’s potential, however.

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