Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) has formally received an award for the Red Compartida (Shared Network) project, granted by the World Alliance of Information Technologies and Services (WITSA).

The National Chamber of the Electronics, Telecommunications, and Information Technology Industry (CANIETI), as a member of WITSA, nominated the Red Compartida project for a distinction in the ‘Digital Opportunity’ category.

After the panel ‘The role of wholesale networks in the development of 5G’, moderated by CANIETI, the Head of the SCT, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, thanked the National President of the Chamber, Mario de la Cruz, for nominating Mexico as a candidate for this award.

Ruiz Esparza acknowledged the support that CANIETI has provided to the Government of the Republic during the processes behind the Telecommunications Reform, which includes the Red Compartida as a project that will facilitate access to technologies in rural areas.

Edgar Olvera, Deputy Secretary of Communications at SCT, highlighted the leadership of CANIETI and the Altán Redes Consortium for the Red Compartida, and the intense work conducted over four years to complete the structural transformation with the mandate to provide all people with access rights to technology.

Yvonne Chiu, President of WITSA, stressed that this recognition is historic for Mexico, as it works to provide internet coverage to 92% of the Mexican population.

Among the guests on the panel were James Poisant, General Secretary of WITSA; Joaquín Coronado, Executive Adviser of Altán; Rebeca Pizano, Deputy General Director of Bancomext Business Banking; and Santiago Gutiérrez Fernández, Ex-President of CANIETI representing the Chamber.