Nextel braces itself for competition from wireless carriers

22 Sep 2003

Nextel Mexico, which operates digital trunking services in the country, is set to face competition in the lucrative corporate services market in 2004 when Mexican mobile operators roll out push-to-talk services. Nextel utilises Motorola’s Iden technology to provide walkie-talkie services for companies with employees such as sales staff or construction workers who work in different locations. It reported 580,700 subscribers at the end of June 2003, an 85% market share. However, this is set to change when Iusacell offers push-to-talk next year.