The MTC underscored that ICT contributes to social inclusion and boosts efficiency and innovation among companies, governments and the public.
Forecasts from IDC amd Gartner show consumers are preferring larger screens. While Samsung is still the top smartphone vendor worldwide, Chinese competitors, most notably Xiaoimi, are creeping up fast.
The companies are creating a digital joint venture called Ciclic.
Tierra del Fuego province has enjoyed tax breaks obliging OEMs to ship components down to the province, assemble them, and ship them back north, but now taxes on mobile phones, air conditioning systems, televisions and microwave ovens produced all over Argentina will be phased out by 2024.
Although political instability could affect the telecom industry, operator Total play ruled out the possibility that prices could increase for its subscribers.
A representative of French firm Alstom outlined the benefits of such systems, though he admitted local operators must do preparatory work before implementing them.
Taxes account for 57% of the overall cost of a handset in Argentina, the highest proportion in the region.
The Mexican giant is also a power generator, for which it uses a platform designed by industrial solutions developer OSIsoft to monitor assets in its wind farms.