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AT&T to Spend $3 Billion on Mexican Network Upgrades

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USA based AT&T has outlined plans to iunvest USD3 billion on network upgrades, at its newly acquired Mexican subsidiaries, Iusacell and Nextel Mexico. The investment is planned to last until the end of 2018.

AT&T expects the first phase of its mobile network will be complete in the next six months and cover 40 million Mexicans, about one-third of the population. By the end of 2016, AT&T expects its mobile Internet service will reach 75 million people, nearly two-thirds of the population. AT&T plans to reach 100 million people by year-end 2018.

"We are building a network in Mexico that is capable of bringing innovation and economic vitality to the country, just as we have done in the U.S.," AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson said. "We plan to deliver high-quality, high-speed mobile Internet service to Mexico, creating the first-ever North American Mobile Service Area covering 400 million people and businesses in Mexico and the U.S. This seamless network will link together our two countries' economies, people and cultures like never before.

Next month, AT&T will introduce new plans for its Mexican customers that take advantage of the company's North American Mobile Service Area. The new plans let Mexicans use their individual plans -- including voice, data and text messaging -- while in the USA. Customers on these new plans will also be able to use their available community minutes to call friends and family in the U.S. who are on the AT&T network.

It's one phone, one plan, covering two countries.

Stephenson set a goal for AT&T to be one of the best employers in Mexico. To reach this goal, AT&T will introduce a number of programs to support its workforce. In 2016, AT&T will offer tuition support to help employees pursue educational opportunities to advance their careers.

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