Emiliano Calderón, coordinator of the National Digital Strategy, announced that Starlink, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, has won contracts with the Mexican Federal Government to provide internet and cellular services due to its competitive pricing.
Calderón emphasized during a press conference that “we have explored all possible technologies to quickly connect the entire population.” He stated that Starlink, with its advanced technology, is currently the fastest and most advanced company in the field.
The contract with Starlink was awarded through a bidding process, where the company won based on its pricing and quality of service. The first contract involves providing free internet in schools and public places, offering a minimum of 5,000 to 10,000 services with a minimum value of 778 million pesos and a maximum of 1.556 billion pesos. The contract will be valid until December 2026.
Additionally, the second contract focuses on cellular services, providing a minimum of 1,000 to 2,000 services with a minimum value of 887 million pesos and a maximum of 1.775 billion pesos.
Calderón clarified that modifications were made to Starlink’s service in order to make it compatible with the project’s connectivity goals. After resolving administrative and technical issues, the bidding process was initiated. This advanced service will enable faster connectivity across the country as promised and will contribute to the ongoing development of Mexico.
The coordinator of the National Digital Strategy affirmed that by “next year, we will have nearly complete internet coverage throughout the country. This is crucial information for advancing our nation’s development.”
Note: The information in this article was sourced from López-Dóriga Digital.