Mexican operator Telefonica Movistar has announced the signing of a last-mile wireless capacity access agreement with AT&T in Mexico. Parent company Telefonica, which has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, says that this a long-term agreement.
With this agreement Telefonica Movistar gains access to capacity on AT&T’s 3G and 4G access network and any future access network technologies nationwide. Telefonica Movistar maintains its transport network and all of its platforms, without operational or geographical restrictions, to meet the needs of its users and services.
Telefonica Movistar will maintain sole control over its operations, including its client portfolio, operations, assets, administration, pricing, rates and billing systems, among others. AT&T will have no visibility or influence on Telefonica Movistar’s operations.
The migration of Telefonica Movistar traffic to the AT&T access network begins immediately and will continue to be implemented gradually, with Telefonica Movistar maintaining all mobile services to its residential customers, business owners and wholesalers.
The agreement, says Telefonica, seeks to contribute to the development of the telecommunications sector in Mexico, adding to the government's vision of bringing better communications and opportunities to all Mexicans.
The company adds that this agreement is also in line with international trends, in which new models have been built to face the demands of the market, such as improving the efficiency and quality of the network and accelerating the times of deployment of products or services.
This wireless capacity agreement favours competition in the sector, Telefonica adds, by allowing better allocated resources to connect more Mexicans.