The Importance of the Rural Telephone Line Satellite in Mexico

Cirilo Gabino León Vega, Oscar Dolores Vázquez, Ramón Marín Solís


This work is aims to study the importance of the rural telephone line satellite in Mexico, for   the period comprising the year 2000-2012.

The rural telephone line satellite service is provided by the government and private companies. The work is focused on the service provided by the Federal government for Mexican localities whose population density is in the range of 60-499 people, where cellular and fixed service does not exist. This has been achieved by targets set in the National Development Plan, 1995-2000.


First, data was obtained from the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) which shows as has been for the rural telephone line satellite in the years mentioned above, and based on the data performed a first hypothesis which states that this service has decreased because rural areas have declined.

Information was taken from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) which showed that rural areas in the country have increased over time. This data was included from the years 1995 to 2010, so our hypothesis was rejected.
Following the refuted hypothesis, we made a second scenario on which we are working, in which it is argued that rural telephony has declined due to commercial phone penetration (mobile and fixed).


satellite telephony, rural telephony, Mexico, rural commercial telephony

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