América Móvil, the fourth largest telecom carrier in the world, has partnered with Samsung to deliver 4.5G cellular networks in Mexico and other Latin American markets. The partnership also focuses on improving the connectivity for IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The companies will test the 4.5G network using the Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S8, and the Galaxy S8+.
Samsung and América Móvil will first test the new networks in Mexico and Puerto Rico. The aim of these examinations and tests is to realize the co-development of connectivity technologies such as 256-QAM, 4×4 MIMO, IoT, VoLTE, and VoWiFi. The companies will try to improve networks so that they provide high-speed and reliable connectivity to smartphones and IoT products all the time.
Angel Alija, America Movil’s Wireless COO (Chief Operating Officer), said, “Through this collaboration with Samsung, we will be able to offer our customers innovative solutions that address a variety of needs and allow them to benefit from the Internet of Things and new technological tools to boost productivity, become more efficient and make their lives easier,” in his official statement.