March 31, 2017

Nokia wins a huge deal in Mexico

Red Compartida will allow broadband services in areas that currently have no access to them or where there is a sole provider.
Red Compartida will allow broadband services in areas that currently have no access to them or where there is a sole provider.
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Nokia has been selected by ALTÁN Redes to design, build and manage a nationwide LTE wholesale network in Mexico.

The agreement is Nokia’s biggest contract win by scale in Latin America in the company’s history.

The Shared Network project (in Spanish Red Compartida) will provide wireless broadband nationwide to over 90 per cent of the population of Mexico. The unique program will reduce the digital divide in Mexico and strengthen the country’s competitiveness in digital services.

“Building a brand new, end-to-end LTE network is a dream for a company like Nokia, and shows the strength of our innovation and our product portfolio,” says Dimitri Diliani, head of Nokia Latin America. “This project will allow ALTÁN and the Mexican government to exceed consumer expectations, providing more wireless broadband services, speed, coverage and quality at a lower cost per bit. Such a state-of-the art network will benefit all mobile operators in Mexico – the existing and the new ones – and also their customers.”

The Shared Network project is a public-private international partnership led by the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transport and the Office for the Promotion of Investments in Telecommunications in coordination with the Federal Institute of Telecommunications. The project will generate a total investment of more than seven billion US dollars over nine years.

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