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Telcel's Aldea Digital -- Infinitum Celebrates Week of Access
MEXICO CITY, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From today through Sunday,
April 27,Telcel's Aldea Digital - Infinitum, the largest digital
inclusion event in the world, will be open to the public, and will
offer digital education, culture, and entertainment to people of all
ages and technological abilities.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Mexico City's mayor, Dr.
Miguel Angel Mancera Espinosa; Mexico's Undersecretary of
Communications, Jose Ignacio Peralta Sanchez; United Nations
representative of Education, Science and Culture in Mexico, Dr. Nuria
Sanz Gallego; Mexico's Coordinator of National Digital Strategy of the
Presidency, Ms. Alejandra Lagunes Soto Ruiz; President of the Carlos
Slim Foundation, Carlos Slim Helu; President of Grupo Carso, Carlos
Slim Domit and Managing Director of Telmex, Hector Slim Seade.
During his opening remarks, Mr. Carlos Slim Helu, President of the
Carlos Slim Foundation, announced the launch of "Getting Ready for
Work." This educational platform will provide free online job training
across different industries so that people of all educational
backgrounds can develop the skills that will help them find employment
opportunities in trades such as carpentry, plumbing, blacksmithing,
masonry, welding, managing data networks, electrical and technical
careers in installation, and computer science and repair.
According to Mr. Slim, "Getting Ready for Work will use cutting-edge
technology to offer job training for people of all backgrounds across
a wide variety of industries. We're proud of the opportunities this
initiative will provide and hope to add training for new professions
in the coming months."
With the latest technology and the most advanced training methods, the
website http://capacitate.fundacioncarlosslim.org offers training
plans through video micro-classes, exercises, and evaluations for
skills development, which can be easily accessed and used without any
time limits or special requirements.
Hector Slim, Managing Director of Telmex, explained that the Aldea
Digital is an inclusive cultural and technological space of free
access, enabling people to develop digital skills by placing all the
initiatives of Telmex's Education and Digital Culture Program within
reach: Early Childhood Education, TELMEX Digital Library, Academic
resources, TelmexHub, Inttelmex IT, and the Khan Academy in Spanish,
all through the support of the Carlos Slim Foundation.
For 17 days, children, adults and seniors with varying degrees of
digital skills will have access to the Internet and computers. They
will also have access to activities ranging from over 40 workshops to
conferences led by over 40 world leaders in information technology.
Computers and tablets are available to participants at no cost in
different areas of the event for onsite use. The different areas
include a free connection area, conference auditorium, 20 classrooms
for workshops and the main esplanade, where various activities will
This exciting event will provide broadband Internet access with
connection speeds of 100 Gigabytes per second via the Infinitum
network, the highest speed that has ever been enjoyed at an event of
this kind in the world; equivalent to a million people connected
online through gaming consoles or downloading 75,000 high-resolution
photos for large format printing in a second. There will also be
Mobile WiFi access and Telcel's 4GLTE network.
Visitors of all ages can attend workshops like My First Approach to
the Computer, My First Email Account, Basic Robotics, Secure Browsing
and Internet Security, Basic Digital Animation, Digital
Entrepreneurship, the World of Social Networking, Building your First
Windows App, among many others. They may also attend lectures given
by world leaders and other experts in the fields of
telecommunications, technological innovation, entrepreneurship and
technology for education and health, such as Steve Wozniak, co-founder
of Apple; Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy; futurist, Andrew
Hessel; Moshe Hogeg, Director of Mobli; Walter Bender, member of
MediaLab MIT and Hamandoun Toure, Secretary- General of the
International Telecommunications Union (ITU), as well as others. All
this can be enjoyed at no charge.
The Digital Village Telcel - Infinitum 2014 reinforces the commitment
to digital inclusion throughout Mexico, for the development of our
people and our country.
Telcel is Mexico's leading cellular phone company, committed to
effectively meeting the wireless communication needs of its clients
through use of the most sophisticated technology. Telcel is a
subsidiary of America Movil, one of the largest providers of wireless
communications in Latin America with operations in 18 countries in the
Americas and serving more than 339 million customers.
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