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Mexico’s shared LTE network goes live, but will MNOs sign up?

Mexico’s shared, wholesale LTE network has gone live, covering 32.2% of the country’s population so far, just ahead of the 30% mandated by the government for March 31 2018. The Red Compartida project is a public-private partnership with Altan Redes, which is investing $7bn in building a network in 700 MHz spectrum. By the end of the year, it will be completed and will cover 92.2% of the population. The resulting platform can be used by “network and non-network operators in a non-biased wholesale business model”, according to the government which insisted on this shared approach, though none of the country’s large operators have yet signed an agreement to use it. Indeed, the largest, American Movilhas said categorically that it…

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