What days did the SCT deemed as non-business days?
The SCT deemed the period from March 19 to April 17, 2020, as non-business days.
Before which SCT areas are formalities related to the telecommunications sector carried out?
- General Directorate of Telecommunications and Broadcasting Policy.
- Undersecretariat of Communications and Technological Development.
- Promotion Organism for Investments in Telecommunications (PROMTEL)
Are time limits and formalities suspended?
Yes. Due to the determination of non-business days, the relevant deadlines and time limits for the administrative acts and procedures carried out at the different SCT areas will not be computed.
– Agreement making of public knowledge the days that will be considered non-business days for the purposes of the administrative acts and procedures carried out in the administrative units of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation due to the coronavirus contingency (COVID-19).
How must the authorities support telecommunications and broadcasting service providers to ensure the continuity of services?
The SCT, jointly with the Ministry of Government, issued a communication through which they recommend that the federal, state, and municipal authorities grant ample and sufficient facilities to the concessionaires that provide telecommunications and broadcasting services to carry out tasks that ensure the continuity of services for the population benefit. Among such facilities, there are the following:
- Use of arterials and collectors during the execution of necessary works in the existing infrastructure for replacement, preventive, corrective, or emergency maintenance works in the telecommunications and/or broadcasting network.
- Installations and repairs of services in hospitals, houses, businesses, stores, data, contact and support centers, government agencies, etc.
- Works in various buildings that ensure the correct operation and provision of services, including branches, sales modules, warehouses, data, contact and support centers, signal reception and transmission centers, distribution centers, offices, fences, etc.
- Operation of the activities of high-technology manufacturing companies, anytime they supply equipment, parts, and spare parts to the telecommunications sector.
- Circulation of vehicles and personnel necessary to ensure the foregoing.
-The SCT and the Ministry of Government suggest measures to Governors and the Mexico City Governor for the continuity of telecommunications and broadcasting services.
Available at: https://www.gob.mx/sct/prensa/proponen-sct-y-segob-a-gobernadora-gobernadores-y-jefa-de-gobierno-de-la-cdmx-medidas-para-mantener-la-continuidad-de-los-servicios-de-telecomunicaciones-y-radiodifusion
Within the SCT attributions, what activities must be carried out to ensure the continuity of telecommunications and broadcasting services?
In accordance with its attributions in telecommunications and broadcasting matters, the SCT must carry out the following actions:
- Actions to ensure the continuity of telecommunications and broadcasting networks so that the population may access information media and telecommunications services.
- Actions to protect the security of critical infrastructure.
- Continuity of social coverage projects.
- Dissemination to the population of information regarding the rational use of telecommunications and broadcasting technologies.
- Mail and courier services provided by the Mexican Postal Service.
- Satellite services for TELECOMM social coverage.
- TELECOMM office services and resource dispersion services for social Welfare programs by TELECOMM.
- Maintain the operation of the private Network of the Federal Government.
- Evaluation of technological development projects.
– Agreement specifying the essential activities under the competence of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, within the framework of the health emergency generated by the SARS-CoV2 virus.