Mexico tapped into satellite technology to deliver ubiquitous coverage for its citizens, as part of a major scheme to connect those in extremely remote areas.
In a statement, network infrastructure company Axess Networks revealed it was one of two firms chosen by government arm CFE Telecommunications(CFE TEIT) and Internet para Todos (Internet for Everyone), to launch an additional 825 satellite internet sites to complement the current level of coverage.
Axess was involved in the first phase of the national plan Internet for Everyone, in which the company aided by connecting 7.8% of citizens who live in extremely remote regions with zero connectivity, by bringing online 1,650 satellite sites.
Axess also received recognition from the presidency of the Mexican government for its work in connecting the remote Marias Islands, which is being primed as a tourist destination. The CFE TEIT assigned 54 cellular backhaul sites to Axess in a move to make data service more affordable.