AT&T Mexico has announced that its LTE network is now available to 45 million potential customers in 42 Mexican cities. The US telco – which acquired local operators Iusacell and Nextel Mexico last year – activated its 4G network in just six cities back in October 2015. Going forward, AT&T expects to cover 75 million people, nearly two-thirds of the Mexican population, by the end of 2016, and 100 million people by the end of 2018.
The cities now covered have been named as: Aguascalientes, Arandas, Atlacomulco, Cadereyta, Cancun, Cardel, Cardenas, Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad del Carmen, Celaya, Coatzacoalcos, Cordoba, Cozumel, Cuautla, Cuernavaca, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Huamantla, Irapuato, Jalapa, Leon, Merida, Mexicali, Monterrey, Orizaba, Pachuca, Playa del Carmen, Puebla, Queretaro, Salamanca, San Juan de los Lagos, San Juan del Rio, San Luis Potosi, San Miguel de Allende, Silao, Tepeji del Rio, Tepatitlan, Toluca, Tulancingo, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Veracruz and Villahermosa.
In related news, Victor Tiburcio, the chief marketing officer for AT&T Mexico, also revealed that the AT&T name now appears on the screen of all its customers’ devices after the ‘Alpha Tag’ was changed from that of Iusacell and Nextel.