“Mexico, an attractive market to invest in technology”
Companies from different countries showed interest in investing in the Mexican technology market during the MWC (2018 Mobile World Congress), the largest technology event on a global scale.
“Potential investors look for CANIETI (Mexican Chamber of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technologies) as a possible partner, ally, or even as a representative, especially those investors who are seeking to open offices in the country” said Alfredo Pacheco, CANIETI´s General Director.
During MWC 2018, CANIETI fostered important bonds with Spanish, French and Middle Eastern companies, in the line with the current strategy of diversifying the position of the Mexican market.
Yamblet, a firm dedicated to creating apps for iOS and Android, and Bambú Mobile, a firm that develops IT / IoT projects focused on the creation of high-quality systems that provide solutions for digital business models and companies, were among the Mexican companies who attended the MWC 2018.
“AT&T opens its 1st innovation center in Latin America in Mexico”
Located inside AT&T Mexico’s corporate headquarters in downtown Mexico City, the AT&T Foundry will be dedicated to developing technology solutions for emerging markets, including IoT, software development and new technology trials.
AT&T Foundry, a global network of innovation centers, was created to bring ideas from concept to commercialization faster than previously possible. These entrepreneurial facilities work in 12-week sprint cycles to design and develop new applications and platforms that benefit AT&T and their customers.
Since 2011, AT&T has opened locations in 6 cities around the world, including Mexico. These innovation centers work with developers, startups and other companies to identify new opportunities and quickly build and test prototypes.
The AT&T Foundry in Mexico joins locations in 5 cities around the world, including:
Plano, Texas: Specializes in IoT, manufacturing, retail and data analytics
Palo Alto, California: Focuses on edge computing, quantum networking and machine learning
Israel: Dedicated to 5G, cybersecurity, entertainment and software-defined networking
Atlanta: Focuses on edge computing, advanced access, smart cities and entertainment
Houston: Leads connected healthcare
“Google Station Wi-Fi launches in Mexico”
Technology giant Google launched its Google Station offering free Wi-Fi service over 60 locations in 45 cities. The company intends to be in more than 100 locations by the end of the year.
Google Station Mexico is a partnership between Google and Mexican Internet service provider SitWiFi, through which existing hotspots are being converted to the former´s high-speed public Wi-Fi platform.
“Google Station will be available in more than 60 high-traffic venues across Mexico City and nationwide, including airports, shopping malls and public transit stations”, the company said.
Mexico is the 3rd country in the world to get the free Wi-Fi service after a successful deployment in India and Indonesia.
“The idea is to give web access to the more than 57 million Mexicans who do not have internet today, and to many others that do not have a good quality internet service,” said Miguel Alva, Google México´s marketing head.
“Voom´s helicopter commuting service launches in Mexico City”
On March 8th, Voom Company launched its on-demand helicopter booking platform in Mexico City. The Mexican capital is now the world´s second city after São Paulo, Brazil, to offer helicopter commuting services.
Voom is a subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters that was launched in 2016 as an on-demand helicopter booking platform allowing passengers to request a seat on a helicopter within minutes.
This company provides travelers both convenience and reliability in the most affordable and accessible way available today. Riders can book and take off in as a little as 60 minutes or plan their trip up to 7 days in advance, and only need to arrive at the helipad 15 minutes before the boarding time.
With a population of 23.9 million people and well-known traffic congestion, Mexico City was a natural choice for Voom´s second launch. Furthermore, Mexico City has a substantial helicopter infrastructure already in place, with more than 200 helipads in its metro area, also has an air traffic control for helicopters.
For its Mexico City customers, Voom services are available at several locations, including: Montes Urales and Interlomas, plus Mexico City and Toluca International Airport.
Florida’s Diabetes Rates Double in Adults
According to a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the diagnoses for diabetes among Florida adults have doubled over the past 20 years. Currently, it’s estimated at over 2.4 million people that have diabetes and over 5.8 million have pre-diabetes symptoms in Florida. According to the CDC, one out of three adults will have diabetes by the year 2050. Both the Florida Department of Health and the Leon County Department of Health have expressed their concern about those numbers and are working to come up with solutions that will manage and prevent diabetes.