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Mexico awards spectrum

Mexican market leader Telcel has not been awarded spectrum in the country’s auction of spectrum in the 1850-1990 MHz frequency band.

Mexico affirms Telcels dominant market power

Mexico’s anti-trust regulator, the Federal Competition Commission (CFC), has reaffirmed an earlier ruling that America Movil’s Telcel – the country’s mobile market leader – enjoys a dominant market position, reports Telecompaper.

Mexico publishes 3G spectrum auction details

The Mexican regulator has published details of the country’s long-awaited 3G mobile spectrum auctions, a process that is expected to lead to new competition for Mexico’s runaway market leader, Telcel.

Mexico hints at further mobile regulations

Mexico’s anti-trust body, the Federal Competition Commission (FCC), is considering imposing new pricing regulations on the country’s mobile operators.

Mexico’s Telcel upgrades 3G, prepares for iPhone

Mexican mobile operator Telcel, a subsidiary of América Móvil, is upgrading its nascent 3G network in the country in time for its launch of the new 3G iPhone later this week.

ROK powers Mexico mobile TV

ROK Entertainment Group and Mexico’s Telcel have jointly announced the launch of Ideas TV, a streamed, live and on-demand mobile TV subscription service in Mexico, reports Cellular News. Powered by ROK, Ideas TV will offer 10 channels, to include 3 live channels and 7 pre-recorded looped channels, and will be available to Telcel’s 3G customers.

 

New mobile payments initiatives in Mexico, Australia

Mobile operators in Mexico and Australia are to begin mobile payment services in collaboration with their respective country’s banks. In Mexico, Reuters reports that Telefonica Mexico and Iusacell have teamed up with local banks such as Citigroup and BBVA to launch a mobile payments service targeted at teenagers.

Telcel preps faster HSUPA

Telecompaper reports that Mexican operator Telcel plans to increase its mobile broadband upload speeds to up to 7Mb/s from June using HSUPA technology.

Mexico’s Televisa preps mobile entry

Mexican media conglomerate Grupo Televisa has confirmed speculation it is interested in bidding in the country’s auction of 3G spectrum later this year, reports Reuters.

Mexico to start 3G spectrum auction next month

The Mexican government is to begin selling-off new mobile spectrum in the next few weeks in a bid to stimulate competition in the country’s mobile sector, reports Reuters.