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But the above does not exhaust all the scope of the sector of ICT in Mexico. The sector still has interesting areas to exploit such as electronic commerce. According to the National Institute of statistics and geography (INEGI), only 7.8% of Mexican Internet users perform online transactions. The ICT sector offers a high potential for development in Mexico. Already several domestic and foreign companies have realized this and are evaluating important investment plans. The Calderon government for its part, is conducting deep transformations in the telecommunications area, such as the opening of a telecommunications network of last generation (the 3 G technologies), through the optical fiber of the Federal Commission of electricity and the bidding process of the dark fiber of the same government agency.

The Mexican Government intends to also generate more competition in the mobile telephony segment. The Government had launched the sector development plans. One of them was the programme of development of the industry of software released for the 2001-2006 period which still in force and aims to achieve an annual production of software by a value of US $5 billion, making Mexico the leading Latin American country in the sector. Thus Mexico combines several factors for a favourable development of the ICT sector: an important and demand growing, advantages in terms of cost and skilled labor for the sector, and a public sector willing to support the development and expansion of the same. Among companies that are developing expansion plans to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the sector, is America Movil (BMV: AMX, NYSE: AMX, NASDAQ: AMOV), the regional giant’s cellphone from Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, who considers that in two or three years the Mobile Internet business will represent a fourth part of their income and for this reason it organizes your business around that goal plan. The TICs in Mexico sector promises a great development and evolution with a constant change in the size and composition of its members do great players that will emerge in the sector who will be Mexican ICT?