Mission and vision
Observatel is a non lucrative civil association. Its main objective is to observe and react to the current and future circumstances of telecommunications, broadcasting and, in general, of information technologies from different perspectives such as the user, social and commercial aspects, the academic standpoint, international best practices and governmental initiatives.
1. Observe those domestic and international agents events linked to the telecom sector, where we can provide our own expertise on the direction or path to follow.
2. Reduce and cut the Digital Gap. The digital gap has become one of the main obstacles to secure the development of any current society. Observatel can design projects and initiatives to improve Mexico´s digital gap. We study any prevailing conditions on this matter, as well as those measures adopted in other parts of the world that have been successful. 3. Defend and promote transparency as the leading axis of authorities´ performance. We also encourage focused transparency as their main tool. The information issued by the authority must commit with veracity, promptness, usefulness and systematization for the interested parties, and, above all, should become an asset for the users.
4. Impact on the definition of public policies for the telecom sector, by means of issuing initiatives, projects, and exchange of information with strong technical support.
5. Build the necessary bridges among the society, the authorities (at different levels), the industry and the users/consumers, using dialogue fora, building projects, providing training and preparing studies with objectiveness and strong technical grounds.
6. Become the meeting point for different parties. Observatel believes that inclusion and plurality are essential for the dialogue and exchange of ideas.
7. Translate telecom terminology into simple language. We understand telecom has a complex terminology, so we are willing to make it reachable to anyone. In Observatel, we present concepts and basic topics on a “friendly” way, so anyone can be able to understand them.
8. Innovate in the analysis. We consider essential to link telecom sector topics with the public interest; our aim is to find and propose the real and practical sense of those decisions, projects and guidelines developed by different parties in the interest of users.
Who is part of Observatel?
Observatel is a dynamic and continuously growing association. It was created in October of 2010. Inclusion for society, government, industry, academia and other domestic and international institutions is its mail way of participation in committees, fora and spaces that are created for this purpose.
Its Council is integrated by recognized specialists in telecommunications, broadcasting, ICT and mass media, who come from diverse professional disciplines. Its interdisciplinary arrangement facilitates a refined analysis of the topics not based by a purely academic standpoint.
How do we perceive the telecom sector?
Convergence and technological development have resulted at consolidation of the telecom, broadcasting, ICT together with mass and individual media, some of them even merging. The paradigm shift of communications has changed, in the same direction analysis needs to evolve. Public policy, strategic planning and its implementation need to perceive things with a vanguardist viewpoint in the short, medium and long terms.
We recognize Mexico is part of globalization in a world where borders are becoming less evident. Therefore, we consider that for the telecom sector, the international conditions must always become part of the design of domestic legal framework, as well as, in decision making and the adoption of public policies.
What is Observatel?
1. Researches on a great diversity of topics.
2. Organizes thematic forums.
3. Publishes relevant articles.
4. Designs and implements projects.
5. Proposes inclusive initiatives for development.
6. Promotes dialogue and exchange of views in an impartial and purely technical space.
7. Develops special courses for interested parties.
8. Actively participates in the proposal, implementation and follow up, of public policies.