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Are more MNOs starting to consider shared mobile networks? | PolicyTracker: Feb 2019
"An increasing number of mobile operators are proposing a pragmatic solution for the lack of investment in 5G and high network rollout costs: sharing networks. "

"Spain’s fourth largest mobile network operator (MNO) MásMóvil and regional network provider Euskaltel recently struck a deal to build a 5G pilot shared network."

"Last year, South Africa’s Vodacom and Telkom also reached a network sharing deal. The agreement will allow Telkom customers to roam on Vodacom’s 2G, 3G, and 4G networks from June 2019."

"But Mexico seems to be ahead of almost everyone, as only Rwanda has built a national wholesale mobile network before.

Red Compartida (‘shared network’ in Spanish)–which went live in March 2018–offers broadband to all of Mexico’s telecom carriers, in a move to expand mobile coverage, lower consumer prices and reduce 5G deployment costs."

"Although shared networks remain relatively rare, sharing infrastructure is becoming more common among mobile providers. O2 and Vodafone have just signed an extension to their current network sharing deal in the UK to cover 5G."
PolicyTracker  5G  infrastructure  infrastructure-sharing  cellular  Mexico  Spain  Rwanda  South-Africa 
february 2019 by pierredv
Mexico seeks to define spectrum efficiency metrics | PolicyTracker, Jan 2019
The IFT report includes this draft definition for spectrum efficiency: “the capacity of telecommunications or broadcasting systems to convey the greatest amount of information using a quantity of determined radio spectrum, maintaining the quality of communications to at least a certain minimum level.”

"One draft concern of the metrics is the “social factor”. For example, the Mexican constitution protects plurality, so spectrum efficiency metrics should take this into account. "

"Martinez hopes the IFT’s work could be included in an amended version of ITU-R Recommendation SM.1046, which concerns spectrum use and efficiency. That report, says Martinez, erroneously conflates the effective use of spectrum and its efficient use."

"The 2013 reform also gave the IFT the power to fine companies between 2.01 and six per cent of their turnover for using spectrum inefficiently. Being able to define spectrum efficiency metrics would, therefore, create another tool for the already powerful IFT."

"Spectrum fees are also on the agency’s agenda. IFT commissioner Mario Fromow told the Latin America Spectrum Management conference in September that mobile industry association the GSMA had argued that spectrum fees in Mexico are too high. The IFT wanted its own data on this so has hired a consultant to analyse the value of assigned mobile spectrum in Mexico. This may inform a future review of spectrum fees – if needed – in cooperation with the country’s internal revenue agency."
PolicyTracker  spectrum-efficiency  Mexico  IFT  spectrum-fees 
january 2019 by pierredv
Old Mexico lives on | The Economist Feb 2014
"On February 2nd 1848, following a short and one-sided war, Mexico agreed to cede more than half its territory to the United States. An area covering most of present-day Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, plus parts of several other states, was handed over to gringolandia. The rebellious state of Tejas, which had declared its independence from Mexico in 1836, was recognised as American soil too. But a century and a half later, communities have proved more durable than borders. The counties with the highest concentration of Mexicans (as defined by ethnicity, rather than citizenship) overlap closely with the area that belonged to Mexico before the great gringo land-grab of 1848. Some are recent arrivals; others trace their roots to long before the map was redrawn. They didn’t jump the border—it jumped them."
identity  mexico  US  geograonophy  ethnicity  history  TheEconomist  maps 
february 2014 by pierredv
Mexico to look at self-organising networks — PolicyTracker: the spectrum management newsletter
Mexican regulator Cofetel has announced that it will carry out a public consultation with regard to self-organising networks (SONs) in February 2013 as part of a general shake-up of the regulation of the industry in the country.
Cofetel  Mexico  PolicyTracker  SON  3GPP  cellular  spectrum 
january 2013 by pierredv
72 Migrantes
memorial for 72 immigrants killed in Tamaulipas, by group of Mexican writers and journalists, for Day of the Dead 2010
Via BBC Mundo Noticias 29 Oct 2010
immigration  mexico  via:bbc  memory 
october 2010 by pierredv
MexBizNews | The presidents and cross-border energy
"Baja California’s wind energy potential is tremendous -- the second largest in Mexico after Oaxaca – and a slate of projects are underway or on drawing boards. Baja California also counts important solar and geothermal potential.

"When coupled with the increasingly stringent renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in California – which might require 33 percent of the state's energy needs from renewables by 2020 – the combination provides potent opportunities."
via:andrewcurry  energy  california  mexico  renewables 
july 2010 by pierredv
Mexican Saints - National Geographic Magazine
"The emotional pressures, the tensions of living in a time of crisis lead people to look for symbolic figures that can help them face danger," says José Luis González, a professor at Mexico's National School of Anthropology and History who specializes in popular religions. Among the helper figures are Afro-Cuban deities that have recently found their way to new shores and outlaws that have been transformed into miracle workers, like a mythical bandit from northern Mexico called Jesús Malverde. There are even saints from the New Testament repurposed for achieving not salvation but success. In this expanding spiritual universe, the worship of a skeleton dressed in long robes and carrying a scythe—La Santa Muerte—is possibly the fastest growing and, at first glance at least, the most extravagant of the new cults. "If you look at it from the point of view of a country that over the last ten years has become dangerously familiar with death," González says, "you can see that this skeleton is
mexico  culture  religion  x:nationalgeographic 
may 2010 by pierredv
Cross-border quinceañera: Toppenish teen becomes a young woman in two worlds | Seattle Times Newspaper
Wonderful story - just a little soppy - about a young American living in two worlds. It's great to see that local papers like the Seattle Times can still turn out stories like this
stories  us  mexico  immigration  people 
december 2008 by pierredv
U.S. farmers see how their employees live back in Mexico |
Nicely written story about cultural exchange - but the punchline is brilliant: "When you first come, you realize immediately why they left," says Mr. Laumb. "And then 10 minutes later you realize why they all want to come home."
**  culture  immigration  mexico  CSMonitor 
august 2008 by pierredv

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