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LAST MINUTE: American Tower and Promtel sign an agreement to increase connectivity in Mexico

The telecommunications infrastructure company American Tower and the Telecommunication Investment Promotion Agency (Promtel) signed an agreement to promote and promote connectivity projects in rural and suburban areas.

The agreement between both companies joins the efforts of the federal government, through the state company CFE Telecomunicaciones e Internet para Todos, to reduce the digital gap that still prevails in the country.

To advance this objective, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured that there is no infrastructure of any kind. In addition, CFE Telecom began to offer

Promtel is a government entity coordinated by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT), while American Tower is the world’s largest wireless infrastructure company. Both companies participate in the Red Compartida project of Altán Redes, a company that in June was

The collaboration between Promtel and American Tower contemplates studies on telecommunications and digitization, as well as training for the development of connectivity and encourages investment in neutral and shared infrastructure in the industry.

“This agreement is the continuation and formalization of the cooperation that exists between American Tower and PROMTEL. Not only do we share common goals such as stimulating investment in the sector, but above all we are united by our social commitment to close digital gaps,” said Guillermo Cordera, vice president and general manager of American Tower in a statement.

American Tower has been promoting its “Digital Communities” project since July of this year, with which it seeks to reduce the digital divide in 40 communities in the country by 2026. The plan includes entities such as Oaxaca, Yucatán, Nuevo León and Mexico City.

The reduction of the digital gap continues to be a challenge for Mexico, since there are still great differences in access between different areas of the country, for example, the states with less accessibility to information technologies are Chiapas with 30.8% and Oaxaca with 39 %, according to ENDUTIH 2021.

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