66.11% of the indigenous population in Mexico have a cell phone and 80% have mobile coverage: IFT

The 80% of the indigenous population of the country has mobile service coverage in at least one technology (2G, 3G and 4G), reported the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT).

According to Report on Mobile Service Coverage in Indigenous Peoples and its Evolutionon average, 66.11% of this sector have a cell phone.

However, there are still some indigenous peoples whose population is covered by at least much less technology.

The village southern tepehuano only reaches a twenty% coverage, while the tojolabal have 24%. The lacandon barely has 16%. Thousands of towns do not have coverage.

In 13 of the 66 indigenous peoples that exist in Mexico coverage is less than 50%Meanwhile in 27 is greater than 90%. At 35 it reaches levels greater than 80%.

As of the fourth quarter of 2021, 75% had 3G technology, that is to say one million 213 thousand 662 more people with respect to the same period of the previous year. This represents an average annual increase of 4%, while 70% had 4G, with an average annual increase of 6%.

According to the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples, in Mexico there are 11 million 979 thousand 483 indigenous people, which represents 9.5% of the total population.


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