Mobile World Congress 2023 - 2 de Marzo
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Carriers Map Day 2022

Horacio Martínez: “Interconnection with electricity distribution systems began to dominate our agenda”

The head of the Datco Group said he was present at the Carriers Map Day 2022 event organized by Convergencialatina, where he referred to the growing interaction with this market segment. “Interconnection with electrical power distribution systems began to dominate our agenda. Lately, the world requires clean and renewable energy over time, so we are beginning to play an interesting role,” he said.

“The electrical network that also carries the Internet provides more benefits. In mining there is more and more robotization, the old-fashioned miners disappear and we replace them with miners who operate remotely. Communications are beginning to change industries”, reflected the businessman when explaining the tendency towards closer relations between the places of concentration of communication and the centers of production of wealth.

Martínez also highlighted that the rise of Artificial Intelligence favors data processing. In this sense, he pointed out that one of the market trends leads to digital hubs with Data Centers, which requires information processing with energy that is sustainable over time.

The businessman highlighted five key factors: infrastructure, production and clean energy networks, human capital, resilient networks and active participation by the State.

In another order, he indicated that the Capricorn Network is advancing with a good level of demand, said that it has lowered prices in the north of Argentina, and the final part of the project is being prepared, with the crossing to Salta and the link with the cable built by Silica. Chile “from Calama to the border”. After the delays caused by the pandemic, it would be finished in 2023.

"We are feeding the world's largest space data collection center with fiber," said Martinez, who pondered "not only serving commercial customers but also the scientific side."

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