Welcome to the Q3 issue of Latin America News Magazine, your source for the latest news, up to the minute editorial and cutting-edge opinion pieces from across the Latin America region.

In recent news, Latin America will close 2018 with a total of 82.2 million fixed broadband connections, an increase of nearly 6% when compared to 2017, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

In this month’s issue, we look at how Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., advances its position as the global leader in safety driven design with two significant orders for apparatus built on custom Spartan cabs and chassis that are expected be delivered to Latin America later this month.

Also in this edition, according to market research, over 60% of consumers decide on a brand, model, and price of a vehicle online, before visiting a dealership. As such, KIA and Atento have launched a customer relationship management strategy that will increase customer satisfaction and efficiency thanks to the use of digital technologies and an omni-channel interaction platform.

Elsewhere in this issue, we take a closer look at how Coriant CloudWave™ optics boosts performance of ultra-high speed, low latency backbone network while enhancing corporate and residential connectivity services.

Here at Latin America News, we hope that you enjoy reading this issue, and look forward to hearing from you.