Press Release

Red Compartida reaches over 47mn people in Mexico

Bnamericas Published: Tuesday, September 03, 2019

By Altán Redes

(Machine translation)

CDMX, September 3, 2019.- ALTÁN Redes, a Mexican company responsible for the deployment and operation of Red Compartida, the country's wholesale mobile broadband network, has started the commercial operations in the northern Mexico markets of Tampico, Torreón and Culiacán, as well as its urban and rural areas, which now have 4.5G network coverage.

The commercial launch of these three markets jointly covers more than 2 million 442 thousand inhabitants, including more than 494 thousand people in populations of less than 10 thousand inhabitants.

The three markets add to the recent launches that ALTÁN has made in its task of reaching the target of coverage of 50% of the population of the country, three months ahead of what is established in its deployment calendar.

It is important to note that the Red Compartida has a high sense of social inclusion so, in addition to its quality obligations that require it to offer the best benefits for end users, it has population coverage obligations to reach 92.2% of the inhabitants in 2024 (at least 15% must be in populations of less than 10 thousand inhabitants).

Under this precept, 20.2% of the total covered in the three states is located in populations of less than 10 thousand inhabitants, which exceeds by five percentage points the commitment required to ALTÁN for the deployment of the network in rural areas.

In these three states (Tamaulipas, Coahuila and Sinaloa), 95 towns deemed to have “high” and “very high” marginalization rates, according to the Marginalization Index by Location of the National Population Council [1] (Conapo), are now covered with 4.5G internet. 

Without Red Compartida, these towns would continue with poor or no connectivity to surf the Internet from a fixed device in the home or business, or via cell phone.

A national network in full commercial operation and high technical performance

With the recent launches, Red Compartida currently provides commercial service to more than 42% of the country's population: 47 million people (of which almost 9 million are located in populations of less than 10,000 inhabitants); 21 markets, 39 Magical Towns and more than 3 thousand 200 locations of “high” and “very high” marginalization.

By the end of October 2019, coverage of 50% of the population of the country will be achieved: about 60 million people (more than 11.5 million in populations of less than 10 thousand inhabitants) with connectivity of the LTE mobile network of ALTÁN.

With this deployment, the goals of coverage of broadband internet access are advanced and competition in the market is promoted, objectives established for the shared network by the Government of Mexico, which will help bring the internet to all.

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