Telecomunicaciones Indígenas Comunitarias to provide mobile services for Mexican indigenous communities

Mexican Telecomunicaciones Indígenas Comunitarias A.C. (TIC) received a license to provide mobile services for up to 1,200 communities in Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz, Guerrero and Puebla states. The main objective of this initiative is to bridge the current digital divide by providing indigenous communities with access to telecommunications services and infrastructure to communicate and share information.

Based on this official agreement, each local group will be able to request the support of TIC to create its own mobile services provider and supply their communities with basic telecommunications services. To start the project, TIC will immediately provide licenses to 16 communities in Oaxaca to satisfy the demand of 10,000 indigenous persons. A small user fee will be charged each month to cover the costs of infrastructure investment that allow the users to access mobile services including roaming to other communities.

Additional Sources: El Diario de Chihuahua