5G Digital Transformation Promises

One of the chests that I have been listening to frankly in the years of consulting afirmaba that, is a literal form of the great majority of the announcements made in Latin America about the impact of telecommunications technologies, its levels of adoption and rapidity a 100% public coverage, says the world in which we live seriously. There will be a world where each person can be connected simultaneously to a plurality of devices with fittings on the optical fibers.

The rural schools are completely connected and the students tend to have portable, tablets and smart telephones. The teachers are receiving constant capacities and the rest of the rural areas of the rural areas of the hospitals have higher security units and can provide the most graceful services in the adoption of virtual health, telecommunications systems and the use of other devices.

Without embarrassment, the promises accumulated over three decades have shown us a distinct reality, protagonized by a multiplicity of digital breaches, an abrogation of software in Aboriginal languages ​​and an immovable support of the technological prophecies that precede it. The one we just came across with LMDS, MMDS or WiMAX, we present it we are selling with 5G.

The big difference is that this intergenerational generation is escalating economies of scale, will continue to be interoperable between distinct speech manufacturers (Open RAN) and will establish a major ecosystem of any interoperable technology that precedes it. What do the previously mentioned technologies look like? In addition, it is very easy: 5G on its own will not be able to cope with existing digital breaches, it will not solve all the issues of rural connectivity and much less capacity for people to use the technology.

Another way, 5G will not unilaterally affect the digital transformation of markets. This technology is a simple tool that tends to be used by various players in the TIC industry to offer solutions to obstacles and problems that affect the realities of its markets.

However, in order to be able to use this tool, you must create certain conditions that allow it to be adopted and used. The first of these conditions is a dialogue as horizontal as vertical to level to clearly state its objectives in short, median and wide space that are held for this technology.

The horizontal dialogue is between governing entities, academia, the private sector and civil society. Only in this way can one create appropriate solutions to local problems, for example, coordinating universities and other research centers. Facilitating the government’s public policies that accelerate the process of legalization, expansion and adoption of this technology. Only in this form will we surpass world-class technological pioneers in Latin America.

Fortunately, various countries are incorporating distinct sectors of society into their 5G strategies. Independently of the final objective of each, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and the Dominican Republic he transferred to the action many of his aspirations. However, this is a very difficult task to achieve, but at least the governments of these countries have a fundamental element of technological launches: they are the telecommunications operators (public or private) that decide what technology to do. áreas hacerlo. The goblins are not launching 5G, their work is establishing the conditions to accelerate the launch plans of the operators and these can identify that the inversion return will be fast within the times that one considers reasonable.

This is exactly where the institutional dialogue of vertical form is imperative. It coordinates the country’s strategy from federal, regional, state, departmental, cantonal, provincial, and localities (municipalities or municipalities) to harmonize technology implementations. It is also extremely important to coordinate efforts between the regulatory authorities and the public policy authorities.

In a dialogue between these entities, it is possible to read the Mexican reality in which it is possible to obtain credible information from the regulator to transparent the statistical information of the country and to educate the public decision-makers about the effects it can have. access to the radioelectric spectrum designation. For example, without a change of posture in the governing body’s recovery it is very difficult to think that the announced IFT-12 will be a big success and many will be able to attract new companies to invest in the launch of services in Mexico through the media radioelectric power supply.

If we internally the situation of concessions of this amount in Mexico the recent history is not positive. If we look at the results of the most recent radioelectric spectra in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and the Dominican Republic we see that there are only a handful of frequencies that will generate interest from the market. It is difficult to register a regional referent without the support of a public policy that has the powers of the regulator and that magnificent efforts of the civil society continue to work to identify the dates of the market failures that are observed in the Digital Mexico Center.

5G launches commercially in Mexico, but also has a peace plan, its use and impact will be dictated by the companies that invest in this technology. It is to be hoped that initially their efforts will take place in urban areas where there will be greater concentration of people and the acquisition of land. The digital transformation that makes 5G viable will take the form of direct negotiations with governing entities, companies and civil society with the operators.

Without a drastic change in public policy that can only be done in a text that does not include implementation, the 5G grand promises of the impact in Mexico will be simple verbal excerpts that are communicated to buy affections.


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