AT&T Mexico lights up LTE in 6 cities

AT&T Mexico lights up LTE in 6 cities
AT&T closed its acquisitions of two Mexican carriers earlier this year with the goal of becoming a North American mobile service provider.

Iusacell and Nextel Mexico combined covered about 70% of Mexico, but LTE coverage was lacking, and well behind competitors Movistar and Telcel. AT&T has laid out a furiously aggressive goal to change that.

Thanks to incentives and reforms put in place by the Mexican government, AT&T acquired the smallest operator Iusacell, and bankrupt Nextel partners so that it would eventually be able provide contiguous coverage to all AT&T customers as well as provide broader featured rates to those that travel or call on both sides of the border.

AT&T Mexico customers with LTE enabled smartphones (and the proper SIM) should see LTE service in six new cities: Atlacomulco (in the state of Mexico), Cuernavaca and Cuautla (in the state of Morelos), and Pachuca, Tulancingo, and Tepeji del Rio (in the state of Hidalgo).

AT&T expects to have LTE coverage throughout its footprint in Mexico by the end of next year. Once that goal is reached, the carrier will be able to claim coverage available to more than 400 million people. The challenges to bring LTE throughout Mexico is likely only surpassed by ensuring that quality levels are at least equal to US operations so that seamless integration can be completed.

source: Tarifica Wireless

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21 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Aaaaariiiiba!

2. Proxy.from.Deep

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

strange to read this from country where LTE is almost everywhere ( 95% teritory - sure ) But from other side - we are 1/3 smaller than average US state .. Keep going! doo it - give e`m a LTE :)

10. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Where do you live? I live in UK.

16. Proxy.from.Deep

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Latvia

3. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Porfin just bring it here to mexico city my S6 edge is ready.

4. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I will test it out in pachuca nxt week

5. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Cartels can now transact at blazing speed

9. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

lol, it's funny because it is true! :/

12. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

They have been doing for a long time since they have telcel which already offers fast lte

20. discharge unregistered

El chapo already does

6. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Waiting to see what speeds are on band 30 here in the U.S.(especially during wee-hours when tower use is relatively sparse).

7. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Stay out of Europe. This goes to other US carriers.

8. super_cobra

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

Don't tellmex have monopoly over Mexican telephones and cell phones? Also they need to work on their internet speeds. I went to mexico last year and I used my Verizon phone while I was over there. And it was nice that most parks had free WiFi.

13. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

4G lte internet speeds if u can afford it are fine with telcel ,3G is also fast . FREE wifis are usually HORRIBLE slow .

11. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

the guy in the photo is so hot

18. discharge unregistered

This isn't Facebook ok!! LMAO... But that's funny, better than reading fights Apple v/s android but I say my words too

14. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

As a educated, not-sombrero-charro-wearer mexican, I'm slightly offended by the image used to illustrate this article...

19. discharge unregistered

I hear ya!! I'm Hispanic myself I can't stand how they display I'm from this or that city and display the Mexico flag ONLY on there houses if so proud go back!!! But Obama loves them but he's gone soon!! Go Donald trump!!! I was born USA 100% Mexican blood but love my county

21. super_cobra

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

Take a joke dude. I'm Mexican myself, no not like the ones born in the US and claim to have "Mexican blood". A mexican borned and raised in mexico. And I find it funny, hell I even like the meme associated with it (laughs in illegal). We as a society (Mexican) like making fun of our own selves.

15. discharge unregistered

Maybe el chapo has LTE??? Or Donald trump???

17. 0kax0el0

Posts: 237; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

AT&T has a very aggresive strategy to try and take part of Telcel users, they just need a good campain to show isn't anymore the most reliable nor the cheapest mobile service company. Me and my family are switching company this week.

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