Authorities underline need for immediate implementation of digital agenda

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mexican authorities have called for the immediate implementation of a national digital agenda to boost social and economic development and competitiveness in the country, local IT association Canieti said in a statement.

Canieti and representatives from the local IT industry have drafted and submitted a proposal for a national digital agenda, including 112 measures focused on reducing the digital divide through greater connectivity and access to IT.

"We need to implement actions that increase ICT use for the benefit of competitiveness and human development, and the national digital agenda is the appropriate tool to guide, plan and coordinate the efforts of all actors involved," Canieti president Santiago Gutiérrez said.

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According to Gutiérrez, state governments should also be invited to be part of the digital agenda.

Mexican telecoms regulator Cofetel's head, Mony de Swaan, had previously highlighted the need for increased connectivity, better use of the national spectrum and regulations that support national and foreign investment.