ALTAN Redes, the consortium behind the rollout of Mexico’s Red Compartida open access 700MHz network deployment, has announced that it has successfully fulfilled the latest coverage milestone as set out by its licence. Red Compartida provides coverage to 50.18% of the population, or 56.3 million inhabitants. The latter figure includes 10.5 million in communities of less than 10,000 inhabitants, it notes. ALTAN says it achieved the goal more than 30 days before the 30 January deadline.
The most recent wave of rollouts, in December 2019, encompassed the northern border cities of Tijuana, Mexicali and Ciudad Juarez. Ultimately, the network must cover 92.2% of the population by 2024.