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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 Philippines needs to do more to guard against the threat of cyberattacks, according to a new report, though both the private and public sectors are moving to reduce risks and bolster security systems.

 

Mexico’s IT services and software sector reported a compound annual growth rate of 12% between 2010 and 2016, with its market value estimated at $11.3bn in 2016, according to ProMéxico, the country’s investment and export promotion agency. In 2017 Mexico placed 13th out of 65 countries in terms of the best locations to provide IT, business...

 

Several initiatives are under way to transform Mexico’s major metropolitan areas into so-called smart cities, combining technology and government policy to create better economies, a cleaner environment and to improve mobility and governance in order to enhance the quality of life of their inhabitants. Among the benefits are greater efficiency...

 

How have telecoms network upgrades undertaken in recent years benefitted the industry?

 

Mexico’s telecoms sector is the second largest in Latin America after Brazil in terms of subscriber numbers, contributing approximately 2.4% to GDP in the third quarter of 2017. Between June 2013, when significant telecoms reforms were introduced by the government, and September 2017, sector revenues swelled by 66.7%, or MXN451m ($24.7m...

Chapter | ICT from The Report: Mexico 2018

Mexico’s telecoms sector is the second largest in Latin America after Brazil in terms of subscriber numbers, contributing approximately 2.4% to GDP in the third quarter of 2017. Penetration of products and services, such as mobile phones, broadband internet and pay-TV, are also on the rise, having ranked well below the global average until 2015. The rollout of a 5G network demonstrates Mexico’...