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    OBG’s coverage of the telecoms sector looks at market structure, regulatory framework, government goals, foreign participation and the roll-out of new technologies. Our ICT analysis reviews hardware and software markets, corporate spending, national bandwidth and government support.
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The Mexican ICT sector is well established. There is, however, some ambiguity over the statistical measurement of its size and performance. Using data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, one industry lobby, the Mexican Electronics Telecommunications and Information Technologies Industries Chamber (Cámara Nacional de la...

 

Mexico has been upgrading parts of its telecoms networks to the LTE standard that is also sometimes described as 4G; however, there can be minor differences between the two. The upgrade allows for the provision of faster and more extensive data services. According to consultancy Ovum and telecoms lobby 5G Americas, by mid-2016 there were 1.4bn...

 

The Mexican telecoms sector is one of the largest and most dynamic in Latin America. It is also undergoing a process of significant change. The government of President Enrique Peña Nieto, who took office in late 2012 at the start of a six-year term, made reform of the telecoms industry one of its signature policies. In the three years since...

Chapter | Telecoms & IT from The Report: Mexico 2017

The Mexican telecoms sector is one of the largest and most dynamic in Latin America. The government’s telecoms and broadcasting reforms, introduced through new legislation and a constitutional amendment in June 2013, are widely seen as some of the most successful changes made by the administration of President Peña Nieto. One sign of this is the contribution of the telecoms sector to GDP,...

At a time when a number of major Latin American economies, including Brazil and Venezuela, are heading toward recession, Mexico’s economy stands out in the region for its resilience. Projections for 2017 are couched in more uncertainty than is usual, however, in light of the lack of clarity over and the potential impact of policy changes in the US during the first year in office for US President Donald Trump. 

Kenya’s ICT providers are working to tap into the country’s micro, small and medium-sized enterprise segment, though a limited awareness of technology services presents a potential challenge to these efforts.