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America Movil to launch 5G in some Latin American markets this year

February 13, 2020

Mexican telecom group America Movil, the telecoms giant controlled by the family of billionaire Carlos Slim, expects to launch 5G technology in certain Latin American markets by the end of the year, the company’s CEO Daniel Hajj said during a conference call with investors.

“In Mexico, I think we’re going to launch [5G] by the end of this year. In Brazil, we still don’t know, because there’s going to be the spectrum auctions,” he said.

Hajj said that the company is currently working on the virtualization of the network and to prepare the network infrastructure to launch 5G in Brazil once the firm secures spectrum.

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