America Movil has launched 5G services in 18 cities across Mexico, with the company officials claiming that the network makes web surfing 20 times faster.
The telecom giant will invest another US$1.8 billion in boosting the network and expanding the service to more than 120 cities by the end of this year.
The first phase of the network covers around 40 million Mexicans in major cities including Monterrey, Guadalajara, and Mexico City.
The 5G service is offered by Movil’s subsidiary Telcel, which got the go-ahead from the country’s telecom regulator only in the first week of February.
The carrier has admitted that Chinese firm Huawei supplied equipment for its network in Southern parts of the country, while Ericson did so for the network in the North.
America Movil is seeking regulatory approval for launching 5G services in Colombia and Brazil as well. Telcel is the second operator in Mexico to launch the service after the US carrier AT&T, which reportedly used 2.5 GHz band for rolling out 5G.