Pro Quintana Roo and AT&T sign a Collaboration Agreement for the Development of Smart Cities
- Internet of Things Solutions will be installed in different municipalities in the Quintana Roo state.
- The project will have an activity plan in the first quarter of 2018.
AT&T* and the Institute for the Development and Financing of the State (IDEFIN), through its investment promotion platform Pro Quintana Roo **, announced a collaboration agreement with the purpose of providing technological infrastructure to the main cities of the State of Quintana Roo. This initiative seeks to transform them into Smart Cities, with the use of Internet of Things (IoT) to improve the quality of life of the population and the tourists who visit the destination.
"Through these actions, the goal of Pro Quintana Roo is to directly promote the democratization of the access to information technologies, thus generating favorable conditions for capital attraction to boost the technological development in the region. We are convinced that by working with AT&T in the deployment of technology, we will generate benefits for our inhabitants, merchants and tourists", said IDEFIN´s General Director, Carlos Orvañanos Rea.
Quintana Roo, is home of world-class destinations such as Cancun, Cozumel, Tulum and the Mayan Riviera that, only in 2016, received more than 16 million tourists and has more than 90 thousand hotel rooms. With the signing of the agreement, history will be made in the entity by becoming the first beach destination in Mexico that joins AT&T´s Smart Cities project, which worldwide includes cities such as Mexico City, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta.
Since the arrival of AT&T in Mexico in 2015, and until the end of 2018, the company is making an investment of $3 billion dollars in the country. Thanks to this, its 4G LTE network currently covers more than 90 million people in Mexico and more than 400 million in North America. Also, this year AT&T announced the installation of the LTE-M network, dedicated to the deployment of the Internet of Things on a large scale in North America.
This technology allows the connection of objects, machines or “things”, to accelerate businesses and services, generating savings, improving security and optimizing mobility in cities.
“This is the first time that we will work in Mexico to connect one of its famous beach destinations. Quintana Roo’s commercial and tourism activity is impressive, and having connectivity will help increase its potential. A Smart City is more accessible to its inhabitants and more attractive for providers of tourism services. This is an example of our commitment to the country", said the AVP of Internet of Things at AT&T in Mexico, Andrés Canales.
After signing the agreement, both parties will meet to define the scope of the project. In the first quarter of 2018, the details of the work plan will be announced.
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