Satellite telecommunications solutions provider Axess Networks, which is providing backhaul connectivity services for connectivity supplier Altán Redes in Mexico, has been assigned further participation in the Shared Network project developed and operated by Altán Redes.
The Axess contribution includes the assignment of 80 satellite sites during the first phase and 1,000 new sites for phase 2. The majority participation in the allocation of the satellite sites was awarded, says Axess, thanks to the rapid deployment and adequate operation of the first implementations.
In fact despite the logistics and operational restrictions caused by Covid-19 in several of the most remote and digitally excluded areas, Axess says it activated the first satellite links in record time, responding to all the parameters established by Altán Redes and complying with the demanding schedule required by the Shared Network.
Altán Redes currently provides connectivity through 4.5G LTE mobile voice and data service to 57 percent of the Mexican population and, through an aggressive milestone fulfilment plan, expects to have covered at least 70 percent of the national territory by January 2022 and reach 92 percent in January 2024, facilitating access to more than 100 million people, especially in rural areas that are still neglected.
With the cellular backhaul connectivity solution implemented, not only will connectivity increase throughout the national territory, but the competitiveness of virtual mobile network operators, cable operators and small community operators will be enhanced by improving the pricing scheme. The project partners also suggest that having this internet coverage will assist in facilitating new forms of employment, including telework, along with access to remote education and telemedicine.
The Shared Network is described as the most important telecommunications network in recent years in Mexico, deploying state-of-the-art infrastructure to provide coverage to 70 percent of the population (and more in the longer term), including areas of high marginalization and digital exclusion.