Removing all the netting that is currently woven into the posts to place it underground requires open ducts, cover them and pave, among other processes. This can take months and even years. And in that time consumers may be disconnected or experience intermittent network migration.
The Telecommunications Law Institute (IDET) has warned that the rearrangement will impact the prices of connectivity servicesbecause companies will seek to recover the investment that burying their networks will imply.
Bury the infrastructure it would cost almost 60% of the total investments destined to telecommunications in 2021said the consultancy The Ciu in November.
“In the case of the telecommunications industry, there can be no conceivable justification or usefulness to commit the resources that would be required, if in the end that cost could be absorbed by the users and harm access to technologies and to a fundamental digital inclusion agenda. for the advancement of the country”, points out Canieti.
only in the Mexico City there are currently 14,000 kilometers of cables deployed –of electricity and connectivity services– and putting them underground will imply an investment of 46.2 billion pesos, equivalent to 59% of the money injected by telecommunications companies in 2021, according to estimates by The Ciu consultancy.
The Chamber and the Álvaro Obregón mayor’s office signed an agreement on November 7 to begin the rearrangement of the wiring in said demarcation of Mexico City. The agreement establishes the bases for collaboration and coordination for the implementation of works for ordering and cleaning the public space occupied by telecommunications infrastructure.
This will involve determining the polygons or specific areas to be intervened; the scheduling of the works; the coordination of joint routes and the removal of telecommunications cables without service and in disuse, prior identification of the cabling object of intervention; the rearrangement of cables; as well as the pruning of trees by the mayor’s office. However, in Guadalajara, a plan to rearrange the wiring has not yet been outlined.