Telefonica Moviles Mexico (which trades as Movistar) has signed what it describes as a ‘last mile wireless capacity access agreement’ with smaller rival AT&T Mexico. Movistar says that the deal ‘is in line with international trends, in which new models have been built to face the demands of the market’. As per the terms of the agreement, Movistar will gain access to capacity on AT&T’s nationwide 3G and 4G networks as well as any future access network technologies.
Going forward, Movistar will maintain its transport network and all of its platforms, ‘without operational or geographical restrictions’ as well as retaining sole control over its operations, including its client portfolio, operations, assets, administration, pricing, rates and billing systems. The migration of Movistar traffic to the AT&T access network begins immediately and will be implemented gradually. AT&T will have no visibility or influence on Movistar’s operations.
Finally, Movistar – which was strongly linked with rumours of a sale earlier in late-2018/early-2019 – has taken the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to the Mexican telecoms sector, and expressed a desire to continue investing in the country.