SCT to conduct series of ‘open access’ 700MHz trials

30 Sep 2014

Mexico’s Secretario de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) is set to conduct a series of 700MHz tests in the coming months, as it seeks to gather technical information ahead of its decision regarding the country’s planned USD10 billion ‘open access’ wireless network. An official tender for the project has not yet been issued but El Financiero has reported that the bidding process could take place as early as November.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, despite the lack of a formal tender, the watchdog received its first bid to build the state-owned open-access mobile network earlier this month, from an as-yet-unidentified consortium; telecom equipment providers Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson helped the mystery consortium craft the proposal.