- Telecomunicaciones Indígenas Comunitarias, A.C.
- Civil Society
In Mexico, approximately 12 million people do not have access to mobile or fixed bandwidth, and this substantially limits their chances of being informed and participating in the global economy and society. In terms of aggregate mobile coverage (including 2G, 3G, and 4G technologies), rural areas with less than 10,000 inhabitants are the most affected.
This project seeks to develop a community mobile communication system using 4G/LTE technology, open-source software, and reused hardware. It also includes a network management system that will be integrated into the system currently used by 2G/GSM community mobile telephone networks. From a technical and social perspective, innovation is not limited to reducing the digital divide for remote communities. Instead, innovation also includes doing this in a way that will allow the community to be its own communications system provider, encouraging their active participation in the operation, management, and transformation of technology into something that truly meets their needs.