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PROMTEL Transforms Internet Connectivity in Mexico with Oracle's Primavera Solutions

A few years ago, Mexico’s government launched an ambitious plan to bring internet access to all corners of the country and open the market to more providers. To that end, the Mexican legislature in 2016 created the Telecommunications Investment Promotion Agency (PROMTEL), a public-private partnership that would create a shared network. Multiple carriers would use the network to deploy mobile broadband nationwide.

After 11 months of deployment, the project already is seen as a success, covering more than 30% of the Mexican population – 36 million people – and leading new providers to consider operations in Mexico.

In assessing the technology needs for this project, Alejandro Chavarri Rodriguez, engineering, supervision and project controls unit director, knew that he needed Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management on the job from the start.

“When I was offered this job, I told the director general that I would only accept the job if I could introduce Primavera P6,” Rodriquez explained during a session at the recent Oracle Industry Connect event in New York. “This has been a game changer.”

PROMTEL embraced a “fully in the cloud” model, using Primavera P6 EPPM to manage this large-scale, multifaceted initiative and Oracle’s Primavera Unifier for management of site inspections, enabling a real-time view of installation and objective evaluation of progress. The Primavera implementations began in October 2017 and were operational three months later.

“You get everything into a BIM model and get it into P6…and follow through with a tool like Unifier – and get the analytics to respond to the questions you get every day on a project,” Rodriquez said.

The solutions enabled robust project management and accelerated PROMTEL’s move to paperless operations – which just three other agencies in the government have done.

Ultimately, the Primavera solutions helped PROMTEL automate processes, operate with about 20% of the staff of a typical government agency, and save 60% of its total budget. Those cost savings enabled the agency to invest in other systems that will improve operations.

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