Due to the optimal performance of the solution implemented in the first phase, the constant support and assistance during all stages of the project, AXESS Networks was one of the 2 companies to which CFE entrusted an additional 825 satellite websites that complete the coverage of the project.
In accordance with the Mexican National Development Plan 2019-2024, CFE Telecommunications and Internet for all (CFE TEIT), Subsidiary Productive Company (EPS) of the Federal Electricity Commission created in 2019, deployed AXESS networks satellite services throughout the territory to guarantee access to information and communication technologies for the Mexican population on highways, public institutions such as health centers, hospitals, libraries, schools and spaces community. The priority objective of the National Development Plan is to fight against marginalization and poverty, as well as to promote the integration of backward areas into productive activities through Internet coverage throughout the country. One solution is the installation of wireless Internet on the national territory.
To achieve the national plan’s goal of bringing connectivity to the entire Mexican population, CFE-TEIT selected AXESS networks as one of its allies in connectivity through satellite technology, which makes it easier for it to achieve its objectives in the fastest way, with the best latencies and a high quality of service.
For the first phase of the implementation of the INTERNET PARA TODOS (INTERNET FOR ALL) program in 2021, which connects the 7.8% of the most backward population and without any type of connectivity, AXES was entrusted with the implementation of 1,650 satellite sites with an end use of surfing the Internet. The most significant challenge of this project was the little Implementation time with great logistical complexity due to the geographical challenges of the isolated sites where the links were to be installed. With a large deployment capacity, AXESS has installed more than 1,500 sites throughout the national territory in just 4 weeks, which represents a milestone in the industry, meeting the high quality requirements demanded by CFE. In addition, AXESS delivered a custom connectivity designadapted to the needs of the project which included solutions integrated at the level Network level like Wi-Fi and captive portals. Likewise, it has integrated an installation reporting system with digital certificates, speeding up the site validation and commissioning processes. AXES Free CFE-TEIT a link administration portal that gives them real-time visibility of their links and facilitates their management.
Due to the optimal performance of the solution implemented in the first phase, the constant support and assistance during all stages of the project, AXESS Networks was one of the 2 companies to which CFE entrusted an additional 825 satellite websites which complete the coverage of the project. For this phase, AXESS has carried out a correct implementation on the latest technological platforms which guarantee a unique service experience for end customers.
A notable implementation in this phase was that carried out in the Marias Islands, where CFE received recognition from the Presidency of the Mexican Republic. Given that the connectivity already available in this remote location is aligned with plans for the islands as the next tourist destination, and that despite logistical restrictions, AXESS has complied with the establishment of 6 internet services and 1 cellular backhaul service that the President of the Republic tested himself, the consolidated confidence of CFE in its technological partner AXESS. In the future, it is planned to double the installed capacity as the flow of visitors increases.
In order to achieve 100% connectivity among the Mexican population – in addition to the shared network commitment that will contribute 92.2% – and to make services affordable for all citizens, CFE has awarded AXESS 54 sites satellite cellular link. The objective is to extend the network coverage of that achieved during the first 2 phases, not only by Internet, but also with a cellular connection. In June, this allocation will increase by adding new populations to the deployment.
Satellite technology continues to grow in importance and demonstrates that it is the most appropriate technology for these types of deployments that support government commitments at the national level. It is based on fast and cost-effective implementation, and further allows cellular operators to expand their network without high equipment investments. This ensures an excellent service experience for people lagging behind in connectivity. This offers new life opportunities for end users, so it is not only a technological step but also a very important advance in the quality of life of thousands of people across Latin America.
AXESS Networks will continue to contribute, from its core business, to bridging the digital gap through Internet and satellite cellular backhaul.