Mexico Authorizes ORBCOMM Service (1/9)
Tuesday, January 09, 2007 | Comments
ORBCOMM's Mexican representative, MITE Global Communications Systems, obtained regulatory authorization from the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) to provide ORBCOMM satellite services in Mexico. ORBCOMM will offer two-way machine-to-machine satellite communications in Mexico, one of the world's 15 largest economies. ORBCOMM and MITE, headquartered in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, have been contracting with value-added resellers (VARs) during the regulatory review, a process that took more than two years, and the companies expect to begin immediately serving customers in Mexico. MITE has contracted with five Mexican VARs, including both private to government-owned partners, which have developed innovative applications for trailer tracking and fixed-site monitoring. The regulatory authorization also opens the Mexican market to ORBCOMM's existing international VARs, such as General Electric, Komatsu, Caterpillar, American Innovations, and Fleet Management Solutions. "Mexico's large rural land mass has historically offered challenges for intermodal companies wanting to track their fleet from port to delivery," said Miguel Gomez Villalobos, chief executive officer (CEO) of MITE. "We also see attractive opportunities in the fishing and oil services industries, among others. With this authorization, we are now positioned to offer a low-cost data service to the strongest Mexican economy in the history of the country."

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