Molinar Horcasitas said he will promote an enabling environment for the development of a strong industry
The Secretary of Communications and Transport, Juan Molinar Horcasitas, said that if all players in the telecommunications industry agree, give the final leap to bridge the digital divide which keeps Mexico from its competitors in terms of penetration broadband connections.
Under the "B3 Broadband For Business Forum" event that shows the innovations that this year will see the sector, said he will promote an environment suitable for the development of a strong industry.
"We must ensure a policy of distinction even, open to competition," he said, "where each of the players know in advance the rules of the game and know who is going to implement will be the authority and impartiality."
Hector Osuna, chairman of the Federal Telecommunications Commission (Cofetel), said it would continue to act with neutrality, for the largest deployment of broadband infrastructure such as xDSL, coaxial cable and wireless.
He reaffirmed that the purpose of tenders allow the entry of several competitors and give operators established new competitive situations.
During the event, Ernesto Piedras, Director of Competitive Intelligence Unit consultant, said the telecommunications market in Mexico grew by 6.7 percent, to reach a value from 386 thousand 895 million pesos, due to the increasing demand for services.
This, despite the national economy had contracted the most, 6.5 percent, the highest in the last seven decades, he said.
The main causes of this growth, Stone said, highlighting the existence of demand for services, the constant evolution of technology and developing new services.
In intensified the average annual consumption of Mexicans to reach 4 thousand 776 dollars, an increase of 9.7 percent over last year, and by 2010, is expected to increase by 6.2 percent to 5 thousand 72 pesos.
For operators, said it would also be expected investment growth of nearly 16 percent over 2008, to reach 48 thousand 132 million pesos.
Another element that will drive the sector, he said, is that expected higher regulatory activity, and tendering and fiber spectrum and discussion of interconnection charges, ASL, fully open to foreign investment.
Reference: El Reforma, Mexico