Movistar launches 4G in San Luis Potosi, Leon and Queretaro

11 Jun 2015

Movistar Mexico has switched on its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the cities of San Luis Potosi, Leon and Queretaro, promising end-users average downlink transmission speeds of around 20Mbps. Regional manager Jose Luis Cruz says the cities in question were hand-picked after a market analysis, noting that the company currently claims around five million customers in its the western region, which comprises Jalisco, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, Nayarit, Queretaro, Michoacan, Colima and Guanajuato. The latest rollout cost around MXN150 million (USD9.7 million) to implement.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, back in October 2012 Movistar became the first Mexican cellco to commercialise LTE technology, switching its network on in three locations: the Polanco area of Mexico City; Zapopan in the state of Jalisco; and the city of San Pedro in Nuevo Leon.