• ICT

    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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Chapter | ICT from The Report: Mexico 2019

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...

In 2018 Mexico’s economy ranked second in Latin America and 15th in the world in terms of GDP, which totalled $1.22trn, according to the World Bank. In 2019 the newly elected President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has pushed ahead with efforts to meet his pledge to tackle corruption and implement austerity measures within the government, to reduce costs and curb excessive expenditures.

Oman is looking to strengthen its position as a digital services leader in the region, with a series of new developments designed to bolster the ICT sector.

What steps are being taken to improve both network connectivity and capacity?

The World Bank estimates that improving internet access in Papua New Guinea could boost GDP by $5bn and create an additional 300,000 jobs by 2040. The completion of the Coral Sea Cable System and the National Transmission Network is integral to ushering in a new era in which digital technology can help address PNG’s development and financial inclusion challenges. This is...

With the completion of two undersea fibre-optic cable projects due in the near term, Papua New Guinea’s ICT industry is on the cusp of significant change. The new infrastructure should bring down costs, improve internet speed and reliability, and galvanise the ICT sector through the proliferation of digital and cloud-computing industries. Internet costs in PNG are among the...