Movistar aims to reach 50 LTE markets in 2015, 300 by 2018

16 Jun 2015

As it presses ahead with its nationwide Long Term Evolution (LTE) rollout, Movistar Mexico has revealed that it aims to reach the 50 4G market milestone by year end, rising to 300 by 2018. The deployment targets were revealed by North-West regional manager Francisco Garcia, at a press conference to celebrate the cellco’s LTE network launch in Mexicali, the capital city of Baja California, and the second largest city in the state, behind Tijuana.

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.