Details of the organization
Ministry of Communications and Transport
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Red Compartida is the first large-scale, wholesale-only mobile network in the world. It will allow for the installation of a single latest-technology network that can be shared by all operators which, in turn, will reduce their costs, particularly in regions that otherwise are barely or un-profitable for them to install and deploy their own networks. Red Compartida is a $7-billion-USD privately funded project that will be operated by a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP), wholesale-only, and will cover at least 92.2% of the population in Mexico with the most advanced mobile services. The PPP was signed in early 2017 and the project was awarded through an international-public-tender (IPT) process conducted through 2016 that followed and surpassed, international transparency guidelines and recommendations. This project consists of an infrastructure-sharing telecommunications network that will promote the efficient use of resources in the telecommunications sector, focusing on including obligations to the awarded developer of the project to cover populations in underserved and unserved regions (mainly in rural areas), thus assuring mobile services will be available in areas that otherwise would remain as such if left exclusively to the market. This initiative will promote infrastructure development for new and more complex telecommunications networks that will enable other public policies based on electronic banking and commerce, government services, education and health services, to mention just a few.
National implementation: Mexico
Ongoing from 31/01/2017 to 31/01/2024

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
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