America Movil’s Telcel has switched on 5G services in 18 of Mexico’s largest cities.
We recently reported that Telcel had received clearance from the IFT (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones) to launch 5G technology in the market, with the regulator also agreeing to amend 18 of Telcel’s fixed wireless access (FWA) concessions to expedite its 5G launch. The regulator also exchanged Telcel’s 3450MHz-3550MHz with 3350MHz-3450MHz frequencies to prevent interference.
TeleGeography reports that Telcel is using Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G technology for its network, which is launching in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Merida, San Luis Potosi, Tijuana, Queretaro, Culiacan, Mazatlan, Durango, Leon, Toluca, Hermosillo, Juarez, Chihuahua, Torreon, Saltillo and Puebla.
Telcel’s Director General Daniel Hajj said: “Today we celebrate the arrival of the Telcel 5G network in Mexico. This is a technological transformation that will revolutionise the way we connect, communicate and interact.”