Situated in South America between Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay is one of the regional leaders in several key technology indicators such as Internet penetration, PC penetration, and teledensity.

Although its economy has historically been based on agriculture (making up 10% of GDP), in recent years Uruguay has repositioned itself as a high quality service and technology provider, and has become the first exporter of software in Latin America.

With an adult literacy of 98% according to The CIA-World Factbook, Uruguay has long been investing in high quality education to produce renown professionals.

One example of this policy is the world known One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project of whom Uruguay has been a pioneer at the top of the list with one laptop for every child in the school system.

Recent studies from the Latin Business Chronicle state that Uruguay has Latin America's highest PC penetration, followed by Chile and Costa Rica.

Similar studies also reveal that Uruguay has replaced Chile as Latin America’s top technology country.