Ultravision, the Mexican pay-TV and WiMAX operator, has reportedly enlisted Finnish vendor Nokia to deploy the country’s first 4.5G Pro LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network. According to El Economista, the first phase of the network deployment is planned to take place in the second half of 2017, and will include Nokia’s mobile core and voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) solutions, as well as the vendor’s 5G-ready Airscale RAN solution. The network will cover 700 sites across the seven states that comprise Ultravision’s operational footprint, namely: Puebla, Tlaxcala, Aguascalientes, Veracruz, Morelos, Guerrero and Jalisco.
TeleGeography notes that Ultravision commenced the deployment of its legacy Navini-built WiMAX network in the fourth quarter of 2003, before launching in its first market, Puebla, in February 2004. Services were initially offered under the ‘Ultranet2go’ banner. Founded in 1990 by Grupo Zoma Telecom, Ultravision delivers Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS)-based pay-TV across its footprint.