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Huawei and Nokia share the spoils of Mexico’s wholesale 4G network

Mexico’s plan for a national wholesale mobile network is an ambitious one, especially when we consider the poor track record of state-sponsored shared platforms. Despite the compelling arguments for pooling investment and accelerating roll-out, recent years are littered with casualties from Russia to Kenya to South Africa. Even the head of the company which will lead the Mexican project is calling it “today’s most ambitious telecoms project worldwide”, and the group has chosen Nokia and Huawei to fulfil those ambitions. The two vendors will design, build and run the LTE and 5G-ready network, Huawei taking responsibility for the central and southern regions of the country, and Nokia for the north, as well as the core network, network operations center and…

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