AMD Teams Up With Telmex To Provide Affordable Internet Connectivity Throughout Mexico
- Telmex Internet Box is affordable, easy-to-use solution for citizens of Mexico -
Sunnyvale, Calif. --
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) today announced nationwide availability of the Telmex Internet Box Personal Internet Communicator (PIC) for citizens across Mexico. Developed by AMD, the Telmex Internet Box provides an increasingly broad range of customers with a complete Internet experience, including hardware, software, Internet service and support.
“Telmex is committed to bringing technology to the social sectors of Mexico with the highest needs,” said Andres Vazquez del Mercado, director of Marketing, Telmex. “Together with AMD, the Telmex Internet Box not only offers an easy to use and maintain solution for first time Internet users, but also is priced affordably to eliminate the economic barrier that has previously prevented many of our citizens from getting online.”
As the leading telecommunications provider in Mexico, Telmex has played an instrumental role in providing connectivity to more than 16 percent of the country’s population. The Telmex Internet Box is available for purchase in Telmex shops all over Mexico and contains the PIC, a monitor, mouse and keyboard. The device comes preloaded with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation viewer, e-mail, media player (photos, music and video), and instant messaging software.
The Personal Internet Communicator is one of several devices in AMD’s 50x15 Initiative technology portfolio, targeted to provide affordable connectivity options to consumers in high-growth nations and increase educational and economic opportunities around the globe. Today, the PIC is being used by schools, universities, small businesses and a broad range of consumers worldwide including the Caribbean, India, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey and Russia.
“We collaborate with companies that share our vision for global connectivity forged through a vibrant, sustainable business model,” said Gino Giannotti, vice president, Innovation Solutions, AMD. “AMD and Telmex recognize that education and access to the Internet are crucial toward providing personal and professional development opportunities to consumers around the world. Bringing the Telmex Internet Box to market helps bridge the digital divide in Mexico and moves us closer to achieving our goal of connecting 50 percent of the world to the Internet by 2015.”
For many populations across the globe, Internet connectivity is a luxury they cannot obtain or even access. AMD’s 50x15 Initiative and the introduction of affordable, simple devices are opening doors previously thought impossible. AMD recognizes they cannot do this on their own and enlists the help of the world’s leading service providers. As part of AMD’s 50x15 technology portfolio, the PIC is setting the standard for innovative business practices that aid developing technology communities.
For more information on the Telmex Internet Box, including where to buy, visit http://www.amd.com/telmex_pic
AMD's 50x15 initiative is a bold and far-reaching effort to develop new technology and solutions that will help enable affordable Internet access and computing capability for 50 percent of the world's population by the year 2015. With the global population estimated to reach 7.2 billion people in 2015, there is tremendous potential for 50x15 to bring billions of people into the digital age.
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