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Just 22% of Mexican phones ready for 700 MHz band

Tuesday 9 January 2018 | 14:04 CET | News
Barely 22.2 percent of Mexico's smartphones are currently able to support the 700 MHz band to be used for the country's new wholesale shared network (Red Compartida), according to a report by The Competitive Intelligence Unit (CIU) cited by Mexican daily Cronica. The figure is equivalent to 21.3 million devices, with the country's remaining 74.6 million smartphones unsuited to the 700 MHz band.

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