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Revista Cubana de Informática Médica

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MAS CAMACHO, María Rosa; INIGUEZ JIMENEZ, Gloria Piedad  and  BOTERO GIRALDO, Héctor. Wireless Local Network in the Indigenous Community of Otavalo. Ecuador, 2018. RCIM [online]. 2018, vol.10, n.2, e08. ISSN 1684-1859.


Technological progress in relation to communications and information were boosted after incorporating Web 2.00 and networking impacting networks and virtual communities. Devices with wireless technology have impacted the effectiveness of communications, which facilitate the development of diverse tasks, advantageous for their impact on the economy, image and competitiveness. Access to smart devices has spread throughout the Ecuadorian population, where work is being done to recognize the rights of indigenous peoples and communities to respect their cultures, traditions, customs, values, knowledge and ways of life, Otavalo being one of the the cities with the greatest indigenous presence in the country.


To show how to incorporate technology in daily life with social purposes, as well as to promote development and local enterprises.


After interviewing the Cantonal Coordinator of the Otavalo indigenous communities, interested in spreading and promoting local development, he is explained about the facilities offered by the Kimera Wireless Local Network tool, which uses free software and open content. After an exchange with the community of Gualsaqui, consent is obtained and the information of interest to be disseminated is complemented.


A wireless local network is installed that constitutes a proposal for the disclosure of the history, legal system and community data, information that is easy to update because it does not require specific technical knowledge for its customization.

Keywords : indigenous communities; local development; local area networks.

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