Now that it has completed its $2.5 billion acquisition of Mexican operator Iusacell and its $1.88 billion purchase of Nextel Mexico's wireless assets from bankrupt NII Holdings, AT&T is ready to push ahead with its Mexican agenda. That agenda, specifically, is to create a Mexican stronghold by replicating what the company has done in the U.S.: deploying LTE and selling smartphones. But will the company's investment in Mexico pay off?
The push toward 5G is an ideal opportunity to reconsider the role of fixed networks, and how they should also be reengineered and operated in conjunction with the mobile networks. There is no reason why compelling network-architecture concepts and technologies including network-slicing, cloud, Network Functions Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking should be bounded by the pre-existing demarcation between fixed and mobile networks.
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