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AT & T announced plans to enter Mexico building LTE network

According to media reports, the US mobile operator AT & T said the company next four years will invest $ 3 billion in Mexico, plans to make LTE network in 2018 to cover the country's 100 million population.

AT & T said its LTE network construction of a project in Mexico will be completed at the end of this year, Mexico will be able to cover 40 million people, according to this figure accounts for a third of the country's total population. By the end of 2016, AT & T plans to expand coverage to 75 million people, that is nearly two-thirds of the total population.

Data from the GSMA Intelligence, as of the first quarter of 2015, LTE network covers only 35% of the population in Mexico, 3G network coverage reached 95% of the population.

In addition, AT & T also announced that it will provide its existing Mexico "to take advantage of the company's North American mobile service area (North American Mobile Service Area)" The new package plan. The carrier said the new program will allow its customers in the United States of Mexico (roaming) can use their voice, data and messaging services. "These customers use the new program will be able to use the talk time available to them and their friends and family to use AT & T services in the United States to contact."

The carrier also said it will provide Mexico Google Play billing service for the Android smart phone users, the service will allow users to buy Android apps, books, movies, music and games, all of which will be added to each of them monthly AT & T wireless service bill being.

"We are building a Mexico can bring innovation and economic vitality of the national networks, as we did in the United States did." AT & T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson and representation. "We plan to Mexico to provide high-quality, high-speed mobile Internet services, to create the history of Mexico and the United States covering 400 million people and businesses in North America mobile service area. This seamless network connection unprecedented economies of our two countries, , population and culture. "

AT & T began operations earlier this year, the carrier's cost totaled $ 4.4 billion acquisition of the Mexican wireless operator Iusacell and Nextel Mexico's trade. The carrier has promised to expand and strengthen its network in Mexico, but until this announcement, AT & T has not provided any specific financial indicators or coverage targets.

"We think it's AT & T is a positive message." Wells Fargo analyst Jennifer Fritzsche wrote. "The company had already passed into the Mexican market news, and built on top of Iusacell and Nextel Mexico deal of ambition, but now be quantified for the next three years and a half the expected time $ 30 investment and expansion plans, thereby as AT & T's commitment to provide more details. We are still on the AT & T offers plan LTE network coverage expressed confidence in the United States and Mexico, 400 million people, and is expected to become a strategic dialogue on the analyst day after DTV completion of the acquisition of An important part of. "

AT & T now has a total of about 900 million wireless users in Mexico. In Mexico, AT & T will work with Telefonica (Telefonica) owned by billionaire Carlos Slim Movistar and move all of the Americas (America Movil) competition, which is currently in control of about 70% share of the Mexican wireless market.

AT & T in the frequency spectrum can be used to deploy new services in Mexico, AT & T's Iusacell holds 800 MHz spectrum band on 20-25MHz, mainly in the southern half of the country, including Mexico City and Guadalajara, In addition Iusacell also has 39 MHz national PCS spectrum. In addition, AT & T's Nextel Mexico holds about 800 MHz to 20 MHz and 30 MHz AWS spectrum spectrum. This band AT & T in the United States for its wireless business is substantially the same.

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by networktech | 2015-06-29 15:23 | インターネット