The mobile phone operator Telcel announced the deployment of what will be the first 5G network in Mexico. Although the company did not specify an arrival date, it said that it will initially be released in 18 cities, including Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey, and that it will give more details on February 28.
At a press conference, tycoon Carlos Slim, owner of the América Movil conglomerate to which Telcel belongs, assured that the telephone company will offer 5G connection plans starting at $599 Mexican pesos (about $30 dollars).
“With 5G there will be a substantial increase in the capacity to handle data, both in download speed and response time,” the manager stressed.
In addition, he added that the deployment of the 5G network contemplates an investment of $1,800 million dollars.
Telcel 5G: compatible cell phones
Although Telcel said that all the details of its 5G plans, as well as the smartphones that will be compatible with the connection standard, will be revealed on February 28, the company commented that they currently have 40 models compatible with this network in their catalog. .
Among them, he said, there are cell phones from brands such as Samsung, Motorola, Xiaomi and Honor; The big absentee from the list was iPhone 13. According to Telcel, Apple cell phones require an update so that the operator can enable the 5G connection.
Telcel 5G: cities with coverage
Telcel detailed that, initially, 18 cities in Mexico will have 5G coverage. Here we share what they are:
- Juarez City
- San Luis Potosi
- Mexico City
Telcel assured that by the end of the year it will have 5G coverage in all the most important cities in Mexico.