This chapter includes the following articles.
Despite significant progress in recent years, Mexico’s ICT sector faces certain challenges. While the 2013 reforms opened the market up to competition and investment, legislation still needs to be improved so that Mexico can fully take advantage of opportunities in the digital economy. GSMA recommends Mexico build more municipal-level antennae, lower annual spectrum fees and incentivise infrastructure development. However, the government’s efforts are primarily directed at improving mobile data and broadband internet coverage. In a show of confidence, foreign tech giants are expanding operations in Mexico. With demand for ICT services on the rise, Mexico holds exciting opportunities for foreign and local investors. If the government can keep up the reformist momentum, incentivise investment, and craft enabling laws and regulations, companies will be able to provide a more robust technology offering. This chapter contains an interview with Desmond Mullarkey, President, SAP México.