Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Interview with Alejandro Navarrete, head of Radioelectric Spectrum Unit of the Federal Telecommunications Institute

"I see it feasible for IFT-12 to be held in second half of the year"

Navarrete told Convergencialatina that there will be some 330 MHz on offer in low and medium bands and that the objective is to increase the number of players in the local market. To this end, the IFT will continue trying to convince both Mexican Executive Branch and Congress to reduce the annual fee for the use of the spectrum. The Mexican treasury lost US$225 million annually due to the return of spectrum by operators.

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