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The 5G network is holding back in Mexico
Source:El Sol De México From:Taiwan Trade Center Mexico Update Time:2020/11/04

In Mexico, eight years after the launch of the fourth-generation commercial telephony network, the (4G) has not yet reached 90% and the tenders for the networks where 5G runs are frozen. This system is already a reality in some countries, but not yet in Mexico. Read how the 5G network is hitting the brakes in Mexico.

According to a study by Open Signal, the implementation of the 4G network is the first transcendental step for the transition to the next generation. In the first version of the fifth-generation network, phones need to connect to a 4G signal to use the 5G. In addition, many countries have not yet launched 5G. Only three countries in the world have joined an exclusive club of nations that have 4G network availability above 95 percent: the United States, the Netherlands, and Taiwan. Mexico ranked 44th out of 100 in the world average download speed experience at the end of the first quarter of 2020.

Although the infrastructure to provide the service of the 5G network has not yet been installed, the company América Móvil, owned by the multimillionaire Carlos Slim, is the company that has the most concessions in the 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) band. This is the spectrum used by the network to provide the service. Last July, Telcel reached an agreement with Axtel to purchase a 50 megahertz (MHz) package of bandwidth over the 3.5 GHz spectrum with national coverage.

This operation included nine concession titles that give Carlos Slim's telephone company the right to use the "highway" to run fifth-generation technology. The operation does not allow Telcel to use the band to provide mobile service, but it does allow Telcel to bring the 5G network to fixed telephones in Mexican homes and offices.

The Ministry of Communications and Transport owns the "highway" that the 5G network uses to run, that is, the radioelectric spectrum that functions as a channel for signal transmission. This highway includes the bands in the 2.3 to 2.6 GHz, 3.5 GHz, and 4.9 GHz range, but the allocation process for the private sector to use them is still undated. The bidding process for the rest of the 3.5 GHz band is currently on hold due to the behavior of the Mexican economy.

 

Source:https://www.elsoldemexico.com.mx/