The LTE-M network will help to deploy large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in Mexico.

AT&T* has completed the necessary network software upgrades to support the deployment of Mexico’s first LTE-M network. The network will help accelerate business innovation and connect more devices than ever before. It complements AT&T’s LTE-M network in the U.S. and creates a North American footprint.

This milestone follows commercial LTE-M pilots in Tijuana and Puebla in the third quarter of this year. In August, we also completed the first LTE-M roaming international data session between the U.S. and Mexico.

 “LTE-M technology in Mexico is now network-ready to create a contiguous LTE-M network across the U.S. and Mexico. We believe that Mexico has a great potential to adopt IoT solutions and take full advantage of the possibilities it offers. This is another step toward innovating and establishing connections throughout the country,” said Carlos Sánchez, AT&T Chief Technology Officer at AT&T in Mexico.

AT&T Mexico’s LTE- technology greatly expands the addressable market for new innovative devices such as the AT&T LTE-M Button. It also eases implementation of Smart Cities with solutions such as smart energy meters, merchandise monitoring, security alarms, asset management and supply chain management, among others.

The LTE-M network technology has many advantages over traditional cellular networks applicable to a host of IoT devices and applications.

For example:

• Better coverage in interiors and underground locations.

• Longer battery life (expected up to 10 years).

• Smaller module size (as small as a coin).

*About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions. 

AT&T in Mexico products and services are available nationwide at point of sales. AT&T is transforming the telecommunications industry by encouraging a larger competition and leading a new generation of Mobile Internet in Mexico. The company currently covers more than 90 million people in México, and is creating the first North America Mobile Service Area that covers more than 400 million consumers and enterprises in Mexico and the United States.

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