The 5G spectrum public sale is predicted to occur this 12 months
Mexico’s telecom regulator IFT authorised the launch of a public session to place collectively an public sale of 330 megahertz of further low and mid-band spectrum.
In complete, the regulator goals to award 330MHz, of which 90 megahertz corresponds to low bands and 240 megahertz to mid-bands, IFT mentioned in a launch.
IFT mentioned it plans to supply 70 megahertz within the 600 MHz band (614-698 MHz), 50 megahertz within the 3.3 GHz band and 90 megahertz within the L band (1.427-1.518 GHz), all of that are “conducive for the event of 5G companies.”
The IFT additionally says that it has surplus spectrum out there that it might embrace within the spectrum public sale. These embrace 20 megahertz at 800 MHz and one other 20 megahertz at 850MHz, 40 megahertz within the 2.5 GHz band, 10 megahertz within the AWS band (1.700-2.100 GHz) and as much as 80 megahertz within the PCS band (1.800-1.900 GHz).
The general public session comprises particular questions concerning the bands out there for bidding, configuration proposals and measurement of the blocks to be provided, software of spectrum accumulation limits, choices for the allocation mechanism for use, participation incentives, measures to be applied to advertise participation and essentially the most applicable dates for the beginning of the bidding course of, amongst others.
“The upcoming tender for radio spectrum, which is the explanation for this public session, is of specific significance given the implementation and improvement of next-generation applied sciences, comparable to 5G,” the IFT mentioned.
“The design of this new tender will search to assign the best quantity of spectrum doable and that new gamers within the cell market can entry this useful resource, particularly for the availability of companies in underserved areas, to ensure that the biggest variety of inhabitants are coated by these companies,” the regulator added.
Mexican operators are at the moment providing 5G companies in some Mexican cities. Nevertheless, they require a larger quantity of frequencies to have the ability to increase their companies.
The 5G spectrum public sale is predicted to occur this 12 months. The IFT additionally famous that the session course of is open till February 3.
AT&T Mexico is providing its 5G companies in numerous cities throughout the nation. The operator’s 5G companies are energetic in Mexico Metropolis, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana, Mexicali, Ciudad Juárez, Mazatlan, Ciudad Obregon, Navojoa, Guasave, Ensenada, Puerto Penasco Guamuchil, Hemosillo, Culiacan, Saltillo, Torreon and Morelia.
AT&T anticipated its 5G community infrastructure to achieve 25 new cities throughout Mexico earlier than the top of 2022. The service had initially launched 5G companies in Mexico in December final 12 months utilizing spectrum within the 2.5 GHz band.
In the meantime, Mexican telecom group America Movil’s CEO Daniel Hajj had mentioned that the operator anticipated to achieve the principle cities in Mexico with 5G by the top of final 12 months.
In February 2022, America Movil launched 5G companies in 18 of Mexico’s largest cities, reaching greater than 48 million individuals.
The corporate, which operates within the cell telephony section by way of the Telcel model, initially launched 5G in Mexico Metropolis, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Tijuana and Puebla, amongst different cities.
Final month, Movistar, introduced the launch of 5G companies in in Ciudad de Mexico, Culiacan and Hermosillo, with plans to launch this expertise in Guadalajara and Monterrey within the coming days.
The Mexican service additionally expects to launch 5G in 30 new cities throughout the nation by March 2023.
Movistar is utilizing AT&T’s community infrastructure for the availability of 5G in Mexico. Each telcos have had a community infrastructure-sharing settlement since 2019.