SmC+ is a digital policy strategy firm focused and based in Latin America.
SmC+ serves global technology companies and international organizations to understand and act in the complex regional policy scene.
We provide Regulatory Assistance as a Service (RaaaS) that helps our clients to surf their regulatory challenges to cover issues across Latin American countries with limited resources.
Experts in digital public affairs with high-level access to regional decision-makers on public policy and strategy
Brief and visual reports supported by the possibility to access to exclusive primary information
High experience in managing the public agenda of national trade associations and multilateral organizations
A responsible approach for new digital technologies in Latin America
This report was commissioned by the Salesforce Latin America and looks into the new approaches to develop and regulate digital technologies that are on everybody's mouth these days like artificial intelligence (IA).
Authored by Ariel Riera, Paula Garnero and Sebastian Cabello, it proposes a customized narrative for the region that needs to leverage its tradition and existing rules on Human Rights that are today contained in the Inter-American system. It also provides examples to make principles a day-to-day guide for developing new digital products.
Finally it proposes 4 lines for future work around trust, knowledge, inclusion and innovation for all stakeholders in order to have a balanced approach to this new opportunity.
Free download - 27 pages - January 2023 - By Ariel Riera, Paula Garnero and Sebastian Cabelllo
Client Success Story: tailoring a global narrative to Latin America
Salesforce, a leader on embedding ethical and humane use guiding principles in the design, development, and delivery of software and solutions, particularly when it comes to working with data approached SmC+ to position itself in Latam and developing a compelling narrative that can bring together different stakeholders including NGOs. It was successfully launched in early April 2023 together with AS/COAS.
Assessing the Data Governance models in the public sector: the cases of Bogotá, Buenos Aires, México City and São Paulo
This study commissioned by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America continues on the work program that assess the progress of four key Latin American Cities: Bogotá, Buenos Aires, México City and São Paulo in the path to incorporate new digital technologies that can made them become "smarter".
Deep dives into the institutional aspects of data governance looking into organizational, interoperability, regulatory and data integration issues.
Free download - 67 pages - 11 Mb - July 2023. By Sebastián Cabello.
Expert Insight: The imperative of Data Governance in the digital era
This new Expert Insight Series #4 produced by Computing Engineering Dr. Silvia Alicia Gómez provides some guidelines on how to become a more data-centric organization for both public and private enterprises.
Developing a "culture of data", defining roles for the CDO as orchestrator and the data owners and overcoming legacy practices are among the aspects covered in this brief critical roadmap every organization need to consider when delving into digital transformation projects.
Free download - 14 pages - March 2023 - By Silvia Alicia Gómez
Fiber "momentum" in Latin America
Watch the video of Sebastián M. Cabello's webinar hosted by 5G Americas where he provided a preview of latest trends and upcoming FTTH Latam Panorama 2023 provisional estimates of the fiber sector in the region.
Fiber and investment growth challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean
This report commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) recalls on the significant progress made in the fiber and fiber-to-the-home deployment in Latin America and the challenges that lie ahead.
By 2022, the estimated FTTH coverage in urban areas will be around 78%, and that the rural one will be very low, 15%. The average ceiling estimated for how far FTTH could reach in the region is 81% (93% in urban areas and 29% in rural areas). To achieve this projected trajectory, investments of USD 134 billion are expected for the whole region, where Brazil and Mexico combined would represent 44% of the total.
We created a model to estimate how market gaps could be solved with barrier reduction, through smart subsidies on supply (increasing coverage) and stimulating coordination (more public-private partnerships) and also, stimulating demand (increasing access). The results show that taking coverage beyond the expected 81% for 2030, which is considered as a possible ceiling for the region, through smart policies could increase coverage to 86%, and would allow subscriptions to reach a more than proportional penetration of 67%. These 7 percentage points would imply connecting +10 million additional households in areas of lower commercial attractiveness and low average income, which would be possible through a total investment amount of USD 160 billion.
Latam FTTH Panorama 2022
The FTTH Panorama 2022 for Latam was commissioned by the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) Latam Chapter to SmC+ team and estimates the key performance indicators for existing deployments of fiber-to-the home ISPs in Latam-18 countries. This presentation provides an overview of the report that is exclusive for FBA members.
Free download - 30 slides - February 2023 - By Diego Ros Rooney and Sebastian Cabelllo
The importance of having a flexible fiber value chain to sustain existing growth
A white paper commissioned by FYCO Telecom, allowed SmC+ to deploy its new reseach capabilites on Fiber Networks, most recently producing the FTTH Panorama 2022 for the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) Latam Chapter.
The report portrays the fiber value chain in Latam, mapping key players. It assesses on how an ISP fiber deployment can be affected by bottlenecks and delays in its value chain.
It also, estimates the loses in "time-to-market" can reach up to 5 percentage points of market share.
Free download - 32 pages - November 2022 - By Diego Ros Rooney and Samuel Beltran.Paper presented at Fiber Connect Latam in Bogotá on 8 November 2022.