SCT (Ministry of Communications and Transport) Vision of the SCT.
Being an efficient dependency management sector leadership, ensuring the country's communications and transport infrastructure and modern enough to promote the provision of quality services and competitive, responsive to citizens' expectations and the trends of globalization, thereby contributing to the country's sustainable development, preserving the environment and security.
Promote transportation and communications systems secure, efficient and competitive, by strengthening the legal framework, the definition of public policies and the design of strategies that contribute to sustained economic growth and balanced social development of the country, expanding coverage and accessibility services, achieving integration of Mexicans and respecting the environment.
Note that even if there was a significant increase in the resources invested in telecommunications during the period 1997-2001, there has been a slower growth thereafter.
The telephone infrastructure investment and the opening to competition from long distance and public telephony allowed during the period 1997 to 2006 the number of fixed lines grew from 9.2 to about 20 million and a density of 9.8 to 18.9 lines per hundred inhabitants.
In the last decade, mobile telephony has made great progress and strong growth during the period 1997 to 2006, bringing the number of users increased from 1.7 to 55.7 million.
Similarly, the density has increased from 1.8 to 51.3 lines per hundred inhabitants, surpassing fixed telephony service as the most pervasive. However, teledensity, fixed and mobile, is less than that observed in other countries with similar levels of economic development.
Moreover, access to information technology and the Internet has brought to countries that have taken a holistic manner, access to information sources, new markets, making buying and selling operations and financial In general, the reduction of transaction costs so as to have resulted in significant gains in productivity. Mexico had in 2001 with more than seven million Internet users, while at the end of 2006, it had more than 18 million users. Although the number of users has grown to more than double, it is imperative to proceed with an active agenda to increase access to these services.
To increase access to telecommunications services to a growing number of Mexicans, will be implemented following
STRATEGY 14.1 Increase competition between dealers in order to increase coverage of services in the country and help provide access rates of more users to the service.
14.2 STRATEGY promote adherence of actors at all levels of government and society for the design and development of strategies to facilitate the use of information and communication technologies.
Strategy 14.3 Promote the development of technological infrastructure that enables connectivity to reach a penetration of over 60% of the population, strengthening the use of technology services anywhere, developing relevant content and high impact for the population.
14.4 STRATEGY modernize the regulatory framework that allows for growth of telecommunications, the use and development of new technologies and security in the use of the information, services and electronic transactions.
14.5 Strategy and propose autosustentablidad financing schemes to promote the implementation and development of projects in the use of information technology and business continuity.
Strategy 14.6 Develop mechanisms and conditions necessary to encourage greater investment in infrastructure development and provision of telecommunications services.
Projected investment in Mexico
"Mexico during 2010 will lead regional investments in telecommunications infrastructure, with about 30% of resources to be allocated to that category throughout Latin America, El Financiero, Mexico.
Also, this year the companies established in the country will invest in technology that allow the IT industry to recover a growth of 3.2%, after the fall of 13% that the industry suffered in 2009 as a result of the economic downturn.
According to senior analyst at IDC Telecommunications Division Latin America, Yazmin Gutierrez Escoffier, in 2010 settled down in Mexico operators invested around U.S. $ 1,660 million, 1.1% more than U.S. $ 1,645 million invested in the sector 2009, but figure is still below U.S. $ 1,702 million that carriers spent a whole infrastructure deployment in 2008, while investment in 2011 could grow 2.2%.
Under the forum IDC Latin America Predictions 2010, "the analyst in chief of the division of the Regional Telecommunications consultant also noted that in 2009 industry investment in Mexico fell 3.3%, mainly due to economic uncertainty and lack of regulation time in the field by the authority. "1
Telecommunications sector development
The reforms in the sector have led to significant results in different areas have contributed to the growth of national economy, the service penetration and adoption of new technologies. For example, between 1990 and 2004, telecommunications grew 3 times faster than the overall economy and in 2005 contributed about 4% of GDP while in 1990 they did with 1.1%. Figure 3.1 shows that from GDP reforms in the telecommunications sector has been more dynamic than the national GDP.