Telecom & IT

95% of companies have not digitized their supply chains: DHL
DHL Supply Chain, a leading global logistics company, presented its latest research report on supply chain digitization. The report reveals that new technologies and solutions are being developed at an accelerated pace and this concerns different types of industries, with supply chains struggling to...
After less than a year of operations, Furukawa Electric already weighs in to expand in Mexicali
Less than a year after starting operations at its new plant in Mexicali, Japan-based manufacturer Furukawa Electric Corp. is already weighing in an expansion of its production and storage capacity at the facility where it manufactures fiber optic cables and other components for the telecom sector. ...
America Movil posts steep 4Q loss on peso depreciation, customers decline
America Movil, the Mexican telecommunications corporation owned by billionaire Carlos Slim, posted a net loss of MX 11.295 billion (US$ 609 million) for the fourth quarter, its second straight net loss and its biggest in 16 years, as the Mexican peso depreciation against the dollar and euro lowered ...
Aptiv, formerly Delphi, distances itself from fatal crash involving Uber self-driving car
Aptiv Plc, which was spun off from parent company Delphi last year, revealed that Uber Technologies Inc. disabled the standard collision-avoidance technology in the Volvo SUV that struck and killed a woman in Arizona last week. Such devices were developed by the UK-based auto supplier in partnershi...
BMW considers Mexico City for a car-sharing pilot program
German premium automaker BMW considers Mexico City to introduce a car-sharing system that offers electric units for a single journey where the user would be its own driver. The company already has a functional platform in Germany where a registered user can take the vehicle closest to his location,...
BMW, Daimler partner in US$1.13 billion venture to offer mobility solutions worldwide
BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG, two fierce rivals in the luxury car market, are joining forces to face the likes of Uber and Lyft by pooling their resources in a joint effort to provide a wide range of mobility services, using each other existing assets as the foundation. The...
Bosch opens a US$10-million innovation hub in Guadalajara
Bosch recently opened in Guadalajara, Jalisco, the property that will house its technology and innovation hub along with new corporate offices. It is the first building of this type that the German manufacturer builds in Mexico, in which it invested US$10 million. The new facilities, which are loca...
Bosch plans to build a US$ 12 million software development center in Guadalajara
Germany-based manufacturer and services provider Bosch will invest US$ 12 million in a new 10-story, 10,000-square-meter building in Guadalajara to house the 400 employees currently working at the company's operations center in the Ciudad Creativa Digital, located in the same city, Mexican paper El ...
Brain Game Central incubates foreign telecom companies to enter the Mexican Market
Nancy J. Gonzalez / MexicoNow The telecommunications and Information Technologies are complex and growing industries in Mexico. After more than 2 decades working with big companies such as Samsung, Ingrid Motta Miranda decided to move forward and start her own company. Four years ago, Brain Game C...
CEMEX invests in Mexican startup that collects data to enhance safety at construction sites
CEMEX Ventures announced that it invested an undisclosed amount of capital in PRYSMEX, a Mexico-based startup that offers a solution capable of detecting and helping to prevent workplace accidents through the Internet of Things and real-time data collection.  PRYSMEX’s solution features a web pl...
CEMEX successfully installs system to operate cement plants by remote control
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V, one of the largest building materials producer in the world, announced that it has successfully installed a control center in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon to operate plants by remote control, becoming the first company in the cement industry to do so. From its central location, CEMEX...
Cisco partners with two firms to open first of its kind oil and gas tech center in Mexico
Wood PLC, Cisco and Roue Consultores have partnered to open a new, first of its kind, Oil and Gas Advanced Technology Center (ATC) located in Wood’s operations center in Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico.  “The Oil and Gas ATC seeks to highlight the value the Internet of Things can bring in the upst...
Driven by automotive sector, InnovMetric acquires its distribution partner in Mexico
InnovMetric Software Inc., a Canadian provider of universal 3D metrology software solutions, today announced the acquisition of Prefixa Vision Systems, its PolyWorks Master distributor in Mexico, following five years of successful cooperation. The financial terms of the deal were not undisclosed. "...
Driven by US-China trade war, Taiwan-based Inventec expands production capacity in Juarez
Inventec Corp., a Taiwan-based manufacturer of computers, servers and mobile devices with operations in Ciudad Juarez, said it plans to shift its labor-intensive module assembling business from China to Taiwan, Malaysia and Mexico in order to cope with the intensifying trade war between China and th...
Furukawa Electric’s telecom division opens US$ 4.5 million plant in Mexicali
Furukawa Electric LatAm, a subsidiary of the Japan-based Furukawa Electric Group, today opened a new manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Baja California, focused on the production of solutions for the communications market.  The new plant will cover 6,000 square meters with two operating units –...
Global BPO provider Datamark to create nearly 500 jobs in Juarez
Datamark, a global provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) and contact center services, announced a major expansion of its contact center services business in support of one of the largest over-the-phone language interpretation service providers in the world, from 40 to nearly 500 agents. Th...
Honeywell, Lear team up to develop software for autonomous cars
Honeywell and Lear Corporation announced the two companies are collaborating to provide automotive software technology and infrastructure solutions to address threats associated with emerging connected and autonomous vehicle development. The announcement was made at the 67th Annual IAA Cars event in...
India-based tech giant Infosys looks for expansion in Mexico
India-based tech giant Infosys is looking for expansion in Mexico and for that end company officials will hold a meeting with Nuevo Leon state governor Jaime Rodriguez Calderon, who is visiting the Asian country next week. Infosys, through its fully owned subsidiary, Infosys Technologies S de RL de...
Insequence supplies software solutions for two Yanfeng automotive plants in Mexico
Insequence Corporation, a Tennessee-based sequencing and manufacturing execution systems supplier, announced it will provide software to Yanfeng in Mexico for facilities located in Queretaro and Derramadero, Coahuila.  The Queretaro plant will utilize solutions managing the building and shipping o...
Izzi Telecom taps Furukawa Electric to deliver optical cable for 1.6 million homes
Furukawa Electric, a Tokyo-based manufacturer of wiring solutions for a wide range of industries, announced it has just been selected as a supplier for a very significant project with Izzi Telecom, a telecommunications company of the Mexican Grupo Televisa. The company is migrating from cable TV HFC...

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