Iusacell banks on CDMA for debt reduction

3 Apr 2003

Mexican cellco Iusacell plans to increase the coverage of its cdma2000 1X network, currently being trialed in Mexico City, starting in June. Iusacell hopes that the service – alongside forthcoming legislation to extend the calling party pays (CPP) billing system to long distance calls and an SMS interoperability agreement with market leader Telcel – will help boost revenue growth for the operator as it completes negotiations for restructuring its USD842 million debt.