AT&T, Axtel, Telmex renew 3.5 GHz rights in Mexico
From：Taiwan Trade Center Mexico
As Mexico prepares for the 5G era, three domestic players have reportedly renewed legacy spectrum rights covering the 5G-suitable 3.5GHz band. According to El Economista, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, IFT) has permitted AT&T Mexico, Axtel and Telmex to renew longstanding 50MHz nationwide WiMAX concessions, each of which will run for 20 years, starting on 1 January 2020.
All three players are required to relinquish parts of their current 3.4GHz frequency allocation by year-end, however, to ensure a fairer spectrum distribution. As per the report, Axtel will now operate spectrum in the 3500MHz-3550MHz range and will relinquish frequencies in the 3425MHz-3450MHz and 3525MHz-3550MHz bands. Meanwhile, Telmex has transferred 3550MHz-3575MHz spectrum to AT&T, in exchange for 3475MHz-3500MHz frequencies.