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The Indian group decided to start focusing on Latin America, with Brazil first, around four years ago. But results materialized only now, with the launch of an operation that targets corporate customers and as Brazil emerges from recession and enters digital transformation.
The project seeks to provide free wi-fi in 515 public places and requires investments of US$65.7mn.
Internet service providers or e-commerce platforms will not be responsible for content generated by their users.
Taxes add significantly to the cost, however.
The network will be deployed first in Mexico's three largest cities and allow for navigation speeds of up to 400Gbps.
An independent regulator, interconnection, and the use of North-American technological standards are the main telecom-related topics discussed in the NATFA renegotiations, telecom consultant Servando Vargas told BNamericas.
The project opens up opportunities for private companies to sell hardware, software and services to modernize the government's IT infrastructure.