The future and developments of the 5G network in Mexico

The 5G network is already a reality in Mexico: These are the cities that will have it. Financial, energy, and other sectors will benefit from this technology.

The future and developments of the 5G network in Mexico
The need for faster connection will cause 5G technology to be deployed in Mexico faster. Image: Pixabay

By the end of this year, telephone operators seek to deploy the 5G network in at least 100 cities in the country and to have 80 percent coverage in these cities, according to telecommunications sector analysts.

This technological deployment is contemplated in Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Guadalajara, and Monterrey, where, strategically, a 60 percent coverage is generated. The companies that are going to deploy the 5G network are betting on two businesses: mobile telephony users and business and industrial coverage.

Companies in the manufacturing, energy, security, financial services, entertainment, and agribusiness sectors will benefit from the fifth-generation network. It is estimated that by 2030, in the country, these sectors will have a growth of between 120 and 125 percent in their revenues thanks to the benefits of this technology.

By the end of 2025, Mexico is expected to have a reach of between 23 and 25 percent of 5G users. With these figures, the power and strength of Mexico, in the technological field, will be important, as it is the best number in terms of 5G competitiveness in Latin America; while Mexico expects to reach 25 percent of users by 2025, the average growth in the region will be just 17 percent.

Analysts agree that the use of the 5G network during these first years of incorporation will have a higher cost for users, as mobile companies must amortize the costs of investments made in infrastructure.

Initially, the 5G network plans will be oriented to higher consumption segments, since the plans offered by mobile telephony operators will have higher costs; however, as the fifth-generation network permeates the country, there will be increasingly competitive offers.

Even though the population hears about the 5G network and knows that it is a technology that will revolutionize telecommunications, the reality is that for most of them it does not represent a big difference in the connectivity they have. Users have to become digitally literate because the 5G network offers a speed a hundred times faster than 4G.

In Mexico, this promising generational leap began in 2021, according to national telecommunications authorities, and at this rate, the proportion of 5G mobile connections in the country is expected to increase to 12 percent by 2025, according to Statista.

By 2025, around 14 percent of mobile network access (worldwide) is expected to be through 5G technology. Among the main advantages of implementing this new network are faster data transfer speeds and the possibility of having more devices connected simultaneously. Even so, the benefits of the successor to 4G will not be able to reach all corners of the planet at the same time.