NII Holdings launches nextgen network in Mexico

Telecom Lead America: Motorola Mobility, RIM and Huawei supported the development and launch of NII’s next generation solutions in Mexico.

The new PTT service is powered by the QChat platform supplied by chip major Qualcomm.

NII Holdings’ operating subsidiary Nextel Mexico has launched its network in Mexico. The new network offers an array of wireless products and services, including a differentiated Push-to-Talk (PTT) service and high-speed data capabilities, incorporated into Android-based smartphones.

“We are excited about the launch of our next generation network in Mexico and providing our customers with innovative and differentiated solutions, including our high performance Push-to-Talk and broadband data services,” said Greg Santoro, NII’s executive vice president and chief marketing and strategy officer.

The new PTT services are integrated with the mobile broadband data services available on the network and deliver an instant PTT experience.

In this first phase of the deployment, the next generation offerings will be available in 34 cities in the country, including Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla and Cancun. A second phase expansion expected to cover all of the main cities in Mexico is scheduled to launch in 2013.

“The launch of our next generation network along with the new high performance PTT experience in Mexico is both an exciting and highly anticipated milestone for our employees and our customers,” said Peter Foyo, president of Nextel Mexico.

The addition of the new PTT service, combined with the capabilities of the next generation network, positions Nextel Mexico to offer customers several value-added features.

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