While it had originally set down June 2011 as the date by which it expected to introduce mobile voice services, Mexican cableco Megacable has this month finally inaugurated quad-play bundles including wireless voice, Latin American Herald Tribune reports. Megacable will offer mobile services via a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement with Movistar Mexico, a subsidiary of Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, and under the terms of the agreement between the pair, Megacable will take responsibility for marketing, billing, customer service, sales and equipment replacement. Megacable CEO Enrique Yamuni has claimed that the partnership with Movistar ‘makes a lot of sense’ due to the cableco’s existing subscribers’ ‘mobility needs.’
The new service will be available to both residential and corporate customers, with the quad-play package offering cable TV, a 5Mbps downlink broadband connection, fixed line voice and three mobile handsets costing MXN829 (USD62) a month. One feature of note is that ‘Megacel’ mobile voice subscribers will be able to call Megacable fixed line numbers at no charge, and vice-versa.