Iusacell to introduce HSPA+ by end-2010

12 Nov 2010

Mexican mobile operator Iusacell is planning to introduce HSPA+ technology to its network before the end of the year, according to comments made by its marketing director Ernesto Alegrett, cited by local press source CNNExpansion. No details of initial coverage were revealed, and the cellco has not announced details of any HSPA+-compatible equipment that it will offer. The executive did, however, state that by introducing the faster speeds – the upgrade will allow for downlink rates of up to 21Mbps – it would be able to better compete with rivals.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, at June 2010 Iusacell had around 3.7 million subscribers, giving it around 4.3% of the country’s wireless sector, some way behind Telcel and Movistar Mexico, which claimed 70.9% and 21.1% respectively at the same date.

Mexico, Iusacell (inc. Unefon)