Huawei to power Telcel’s 4G expansion into 26 markets in Q1 2013 to reach 65% of Mexico’s population

Telecom Lead America: Telcel, a subsidiary of America Movil (AM), said its LTE services will cover nine cities, with plans to expand to 26 markets until the first quarter of next year to reach 65 percent of the country’s population.

Aimed at addressing demands for data services, AM has partnered with Huawei to launch LTE network in Mexico.

To roll out Mexico’s first commercial LTE network, AM adopted Huawei’s SingleRAN LTE solution.

AM’s plans for an Heterogenous Network (HetNet) will enhance network spectrum utilization and end-user data transfer speeds. Customers will benefit as they can experience better wireless networks in Latin America.

Customers will also get advanced smartphones such as Huawei’s Ascend P1 smartphone and Huawei’s LTE broadband modem E397 device.

AM’s Telcel has a nearly 70 percent market share of the Mexican mobile market with nearly 70 million subscribers.

Huawei’s SingleRAN LTE technology enables Telce’s LTE network to support smooth evolution toward future-oriented systems. Huawei’s SingleRAN RRU equipment and small cell products will enhance end user data transfer speeds on the newly launched commercial LTE network.

This allows for more convenient access to HD video calls, speedy web browsing, online gaming, and photo sharing while providing the best technical support for high-speed and large-volume machine-to-machine applications like distance education and health care.

Huawei claims that it has secured over 110 commercial LTE/EPC contracts and has launched 51 commercial LTE networks.

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