Statement from Sebastian Cabello, Director GSMA Latin America:
“The Federal Commission of Telecommunications (COFETEL) in Mexico yesterday voted in favour of the adoption of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) band plan for the 700MHz band for mobile services. The GSMA welcomes this announcement from the Mexican regulator on this significant decision, which will help progress the allocation of the Digital Dividend spectrum to mobile and realise the social and economic benefits associated with mobile broadband.
“In light of yesterday’s decision, the GSMA encourages countries in Latin America to work together to implement a harmonised 700MHz band plan for mobile services. Spectrum harmonisation is essential to generate cost efficiencies in both network technology and devices, allowing deployment to remote areas to ultimately make mobile broadband services more accessible and affordable for all consumers.”
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Statement from COFETEL can be found here:
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