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Vendors line up for USD10bn open-access network in Mexico

22 Sep 2014

The Mexican government has reportedly received its first bid to build a USD10 billion state-owned open-access mobile network, from an as-yet-unidentified consortium. According to Reuters, which cites four separate sources familiar with the matter, telecom equipment providers Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson helped the consortium craft the proposal, which has now been formally submitted to the government. Two of the sources have suggested that the government aims to pick a winner in mid-2015, with Chinese vendor Huawei also linked with the project. Indeed, Huawei has held several meetings with government officials regarding the scheme, with a company spokesperson telling the news agency that it was ‘natural’ for a company of its size to be invited to participate.

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