The cellular service provider announced the completion of its move to the AT&T network in Baja and other northern regions of Mexico
MEXICO CITY – Telefónica Movistar completed the migration to the AT&T Mexico network in regions 1, 3 and 4 of the country, which includes Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and the municipality of San Luis Río Colorado, in Sonora.
In a statement, the company mentioned that since March 2020 it began to use the network of the American company, making the transition in stages across northern regions of Mexico
In addition, the company has added 38 cities with an LTE or 4G network such as Puerto Vallarta, Tehuacán, Monclova, La Paz, Los Cabos, Colima, Acapulco, Córdoba, Orizaba, Coatzacoalcos and Minatitlán, benefiting more than 6.2 million customers with the improved network service and who will remain as customers of Telefónica Movistar.
The company explained that with the approval from the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) to lease the spectrum from AT&T, Movistar will not only be able to improve its cellular network service to existing customers but also expand the service to rural areas, previously outside of available network coverage.
In the corporate announcement it was disclosed that Movistar will continue with the second stage of network migration covering other regions of Mexico during 2021.