Mexico readies shared 700 MHz broadband network auction

Friday 19 June 2015 | 10:42 CET | News
Mexico's Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) will publish the preliminary bidding conditions for the country's 700 MHz broadband auction on 17 July, El Financiero reports, citing SCT's regulatory coordinator Edgar Olvera. The official added that the aim is to launch the auction on 29 October and award the licences in the first quarter of 2016. Interested providers include Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Cisco Systems, Huawei, Nokia, China Telecom, Motorola Solutions and Alestra. The shared network will be used exclusively to market capacity and wholesale telecommunications services,

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Alcatel-Lucent USA/FR / Alestra Movil / China Telecom / Cisco / Huawei China / Motorola Solutions / Nokia
Countries: Mexico
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