Mexican 600MHz spectrum likely to be available by 1Q19

13 Jun 2018

Mexico is set to complete the liberalisation of spectrum in the 614MHz to 698MHz (‘600MHz’) spectrum band by the first quarter of 2019, according BNAmericas, citing information from the Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, IFT).

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in March this year the IFT approved the relocation of 48 digital television channels in the 614MHz to 698MHz band to pave the way for a ‘second digital dividend’ in the country. The Mexican watchdog has claimed that its proposed migration timeline will make it the first country in the world to fully release the 600MHz band for mobile broadband use.