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Mexico to launch 2.5GHz band tender before March 2018

Tuesday 12 December 2017 | 12:03 CET | News
Mexico's Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has confirmed that it will launch the much-delayed tender for spectrum in the 2.5GHz band before the country's wholesale 4G shared network (Red Compartida) goes online. "When the Red Compartida is activated on 31 March 2018, the 2.GHz bidding process will have begun, no matter what," said the head of the IFT's Radio Spectrum Unit Alejandro Navarrete in an interview with El Economista. The Altan consortium is committed to activating the first phase of the Red Compartida, covering 30 percent of the population, by 31 March 2018 and 92 percent

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Companies: IFT
Countries: Mexico
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