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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 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

take place.

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.

About Telcel

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.

Read more news from Telcel.


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/CONTACT: Tony Martinez, 202-787-1545,

CO: Telcel

ST: Mexico



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