Telcel launches 5G services in 18 Mexican cities

Telcel (América Móvil) has launched 5G mobile services in 18 Mexican cities with a combined population of approximately 50 million people.

The statement came after the IFT granted the company permission to alter 18 concession titles to allow it to access radio spectrum frequency bands in the 3,450-3,550MHz range to provide 5G mobile services.

Carlos Slim Domit, chairman of the board of América Móvil, claimed during the company’s Twitter presentation that this was the “most important deployment of infrastructure [5G] in Latin America” and that all Mexican towns should have access to 5G by the end of the year.

América Móvil stated last week that it has “everything ready to launch 5G” in a majority of the region’s countries. Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Tijuana, and Querétaro are among the first cities to receive 5G service.

“We will be densifying the cities covered and we will continue to invest to have more than 120 cities with 5G coverage by the end of the year,” said CEO of América Móvil Daniel Hajj.

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