More than 50 years innovating in communications

July 7, 1965

The big idea

Gustavo M. de la Garza Ortega meets with Bob Galvin (CEO of Motorola) to pitch his idea for a device that would send selective messages using one same frequency. (encoder/decoder)

July 7, 1965

August 24, 1973

Materializing the idea

Fomento Radio Beep S.A. de C.V. is constituted in the city of Monterrey. It’s the first great step to what would become a technological revolution across Latin America.

August 24, 1973

August 24, 1974

The beginning

After 8 years of waiting for the The Ministry of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT), Radio Beep begins operations, offering its service nationwide.

August 24, 1974

“Innovation is on the heels of obsolescence.” We launch our second generation: telephony and internet.

  • Gustavo M. de la Garza Ortega (Fundador de Radio Beep)

September 26, 1980

Real Estate

Gusma: Experts in the planning, commercialization, and management of real estate projects within the United States. (Houston, Texas). FAISA: With offices in Mexico City and other cities in Mexico.

September 26, 1980

March 7, 1989

Extending our coverage

Radio Beep expands services throughout Mexico by opening strategic points to meet demand with coverage.

The great popularity of beepers promoted the beginnings of mobile telephony. Beepers reached peak popularity during the 80s and 90s.

March 7, 1989

June 8, 1991

The emblematic billboard

Radio Beep moves and debuts its emblematic headquarters in Loma Larga. A great neon billboard would light up the city nights.

June 8, 1991

December 13, 1991

Inspired by Asia

Following an instructive trip to Asia, Radio Beep modifies its sales and service strategy and manages to increase global sales 32 times over.

December 13, 1991

July 7, 1993

Marcatel is founded

As the next natural step for Radio Beep, Marcatel is established in association with IXC. The new telecommunications company would shake the existing monopoly in Mexico.

July 7, 1993

April 8, 1995

Long-Distance

The Ministry of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT) grants Marcatel a concession to offer long-distance services in Mexico for the next 30 years.

April 8, 1995

July 7, 2000

The Jorge García Abaroa Scholarship is established

The BJGA scholarship is created in honor of Br. Jorge García Abaroa, who dedicated his life to supporting the education of young people in Nuevo León. This nonprofit organization would be dedicated to donations and programs for children and youth.

July 7, 2000

September 8, 2003

A wholly Mexican company

Marcatel fully acquires Progress International to become a 100% Mexican investment company.

 

September 8, 2003

August 21, 2003

Unifica Teleservices

Seeking to innovate in “customer service” solutions, Unifica is founded. Inbound and outbound services contact center for companies looking for personalized attention.

August 21, 2003

Refocusing our efforts, we aim at our third generation leap: Fiber optics

October 10, 2008

Aldea Canada is acquired

Marcatel acquires Aldea, a leading company in services for the television, film, and media industry; Aldea was established in 2000 in Montreal, Canada.

October 10, 2008

September 3, 2009

PROTEL is acquired

We extend our coverage with the acquisition of Protel, a company with an extensive fiber optic network stretching from CDMX to Laredo, Texas, passing through cities such as Querétaro, Irapuato, Aguascalientes, Monterrey, and others.

September 3, 2009

September 8, 2009

Marcatel Foundation

This nonprofit organization is established to carry out community improvement efforts of general interest, benefiting various groups related to education or the common good.

September 8, 2009

May 31, 2013

Setting new goals

With a new administration, the company directs all efforts towards one objective, without losing competitiveness or putting its permanence in the market at risk.

May 31, 2013

2015

50th Anniversary

We celebrate the first 50 years in the telecommunications industry, commemorating this milestone with a great event. A new strategy is presented, focusing on becoming a Group with global coverage and service.

2015

May 31, 2016

Aldea México joins the Group

XSN Group and X-Stream are acquired and become an extension of Aldea Canada; the company begins expanding its presence and coverage towards the Southern Cone.

May 31, 2016

September 8, 2017

Towards Colombia

Aldea Colombia is established, swiftly growing its presence by achieving important contracts in the transport of content through the fiber optic network.

September 8, 2017

February 12, 2018

Becoming a Socially Responsible Company

We’re awarded the ESR distinctive, a recognition for socially responsible companies and organizations established in Mexico that meet a series of profitability and economic, social, and environmental sustainability criteria.

February 12, 2018

December 7, 2019

Towards Chile

With a clear purpose and a strong goal to continue expanding south, Aldea Chile is born. This extension broadens our horizons of services and coverage.

December 7, 2019

2019

Global coverage for global clients

A wide, fast, redundant, low latency network is consolidated, with three border crossings between Mexico and the US (McAllen, Laredo, and Tijuana), that allows us to transport the best international events.

2019

March 25, 2019

Charter for Compassion

With a vision of humanistic leadership and committed to the personal development of our employees and therefore our community, Marcatel obtains the Compassionate Company certification.

March 25, 2019

April 5, 2020

ACE is founded

ACE is established to empower Latin America’s youth to challenge their skills through esports; the company has production and postproduction studios in Monterrey, Nuevo León.

April 5, 2020

“Esports is an unstoppable and growing sector. There is a close relationship between our services (latency) and its consumption of content. Esports generate competitions and captivate a significant audience.”

  • Gustavo M. de la Garza Flores (CEO of Marcatel)

August 23, 2020

MEF 3.0

After complying with its rigorous specifications, and to give our clients our quality guarantee, we become the first Mexican company to obtain this certification.

August 23, 2020

May 3, 2021

TVTEL

This Chilean company is acquired, bringing together television professionals with vast experience in productions of worldwide coverage in the delivery of services and turnkey projects.

May 3, 2021

22 de marzo de 2022

Consolidating the Group

Under a firm promise and horizon we pushed forward for more than five decades. This is the part of the journey where we look up and are amazed by the "extraordinary" of the road.

22 de marzo de 2022

July 7, 1965

The big idea

Gustavo M. de la Garza Ortega meets with Bob Galvin (CEO of Motorola) to pitch his idea for a device that would send selective messages using one same frequency. (encoder/decoder)

August 24, 1973

Materializing the idea

 

 

 

 

 

Fomento Radio Beep S.A. de C.V. is constituted in the city of Monterrey. It’s the first great step to what would become a technological revolution across Latin America.

August 24, 1974

The beginning

 

 

 

 

 

After 8 years of waiting for the The Ministry of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT), Radio Beep begins operations, offering its service nationwide.

“Innovation is on the heels of obsolescence.” We launch our second generation: telephony and internet.

  • Gustavo M. de la Garza Ortega (Fundador de Radio Beep)

September 26, 1980

Real Estate

Gusma: Experts in the planning, commercialization, and management of real estate projects within the United States. (Houston, Texas). FAISA: With offices in Mexico City and other cities in Mexico.

March 7, 1989

Extending our coverage

Radio Beep expands services throughout Mexico by opening strategic points to meet demand with coverage.

The great popularity of beepers promoted the beginnings of mobile telephony. Beepers reached peak popularity during the 80s and 90s.

June 8, 1991

The emblematic billboard

Radio Beep moves and debuts its emblematic headquarters in Loma Larga. A great neon billboard would light up the city nights.

December 13, 1991

Inspired by Asia

Following an instructive trip to Asia, Radio Beep modifies its sales and service strategy and manages to increase global sales 32 times over.

July 7, 1993

Marcatel is founded

 

 

 

 

As the next natural step for Radio Beep, Marcatel is established in association with IXC. The new telecommunications company would shake the existing monopoly in Mexico.

April 8, 1995

Long-Distance

 

 

 

 

 

The Ministry of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT) grants Marcatel a concession to offer long-distance services in Mexico for the next 30 years.

July 7, 2000

The Jorge García Abaroa Scholarship is established

 

 

 

 

 

 

The BJGA scholarship is created in honor of Br. Jorge García Abaroa, who dedicated his life to supporting the education of young people in Nuevo León. This nonprofit organization would be dedicated to donations and programs for children and youth.

September 8, 2003

A wholly Mexican company

Marcatel fully acquires Progress International to become a 100% Mexican investment company.

 

August 21, 2003

Unifica Teleservices

Seeking to innovate in “customer service” solutions, Unifica is founded. Inbound and outbound services contact center for companies looking for personalized attention.

Refocusing our efforts, we aim at our third generation leap: Fiber optics

October 10, 2008

Aldea Canada is acquired

Marcatel acquires Aldea, a leading company in services for the television, film, and media industry; Aldea was established in 2000 in Montreal, Canada.

September 3, 2009

PROTEL is acquired

 

 

 

 

 

We extend our coverage with the acquisition of Protel, a company with an extensive fiber optic network stretching from CDMX to Laredo, Texas, passing through cities such as Querétaro, Irapuato, Aguascalientes, Monterrey, and others.

September 8, 2009

Marcatel Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

This nonprofit organization is established to carry out community improvement efforts of general interest, benefiting various groups related to education or the common good.

May 31, 2013

Setting new goals

With a new administration, the company directs all efforts towards one objective, without losing competitiveness or putting its permanence in the market at risk.

2015

50th Anniversary

 

 

 

 

 

We celebrate the first 50 years in the telecommunications industry, commemorating this milestone with a great event. A new strategy is presented, focusing on becoming a Group with global coverage and service.

May 31, 2016

Aldea México joins the Group

 

 

 

 

 

XSN Group and X-Stream are acquired and become an extension of Aldea Canada; the company begins expanding its presence and coverage towards the Southern Cone.

September 8, 2017

Towards Colombia

 

 

 

 

 

Aldea Colombia is established, swiftly growing its presence by achieving important contracts in the transport of content through the fiber optic network.

February 12, 2018

Becoming a Socially Responsible Company

 

 

 

 

 

We’re awarded the ESR distinctive, a recognition for socially responsible companies and organizations established in Mexico that meet a series of profitability and economic, social, and environmental sustainability criteria.

December 7, 2019

Towards Chile

 

 

 

 

 

With a clear purpose and a strong goal to continue expanding south, Aldea Chile is born. This extension broadens our horizons of services and coverage.

2019

Global coverage for global clients

A wide, fast, redundant, low latency network is consolidated, with three border crossings between Mexico and the US (McAllen, Laredo, and Tijuana), that allows us to transport the best international events.

March 25, 2019

Charter for Compassion

 

 

 

 

 

With a vision of humanistic leadership and committed to the personal development of our employees and therefore our community, Marcatel obtains the Compassionate Company certification.

April 5, 2020

ACE is founded

 

 

 

 

 

ACE is established to empower Latin America’s youth to challenge their skills through esports; the company has production and postproduction studios in Monterrey, Nuevo León.

“Esports is an unstoppable and growing sector. There is a close relationship between our services (latency) and its consumption of content. Esports generate competitions and captivate a significant audience.”

  • Gustavo M. de la Garza Flores (CEO of Marcatel)

August 23, 2020

MEF 3.0

After complying with its rigorous specifications, and to give our clients our quality guarantee, we become the first Mexican company to obtain this certification.

May 3, 2021

TVTEL

This Chilean company is acquired, bringing together television professionals with vast experience in productions of worldwide coverage in the delivery of services and turnkey projects.

22 de marzo de 2022

Consolidating the Group

 

 

 

 

 

Under a firm promise and horizon we pushed forward for more than five decades. This is the part of the journey where we look up and are amazed by the "extraordinary" of the road.