Sun. Dec 3rd, 2023
Starlink Wins Tender to Provide Internet Services in Mexico

Starlink, the satellite internet service owned by SpaceX, has secured a contract with Mexico’s state energy firm, Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), to provide internet services until December 2026. The contract, which is valued between 887.5 million pesos ($51 million) and 1.8 billion pesos ($101 million), was awarded to Starlink because it offered the best conditions in terms of price.

The agreement aims to support CFE’s efforts to expand internet access in rural areas of Mexico. The draft contract reveals that it commenced last month and will continue until December 31, 2026. However, there is no information available on whether the contract has already come into effect or about Starlink’s other open tender offers.

This partnership between Starlink and CFE is expected to contribute significantly to bridging the digital divide in Mexico. Starlink’s satellite internet service has the advantage of providing connectivity to remote regions where traditional internet infrastructure is difficult to establish.

The collaboration with Starlink will enable CFE to enhance access to affordable and reliable internet for underserved communities, fostering opportunities for education, e-commerce, telemedicine, and overall socio-economic development. With its extensive satellite network, Starlink has the capability to deliver high-speed internet to even the most remote corners of Mexico.

This tender win is another milestone for Starlink as it expands its global presence in the satellite internet market. With its ambitious plan to launch thousands of satellites into orbit, the company aims to revolutionize internet accessibility and connectivity worldwide.