Decommissioning Legacy Networks: How Vertix Consulting Helped a Top US Wireless Carrier Decommission Its CDMA Network in Mexico for Future LTE Deployments

Challenge: A major carrier in Mexico was in the process
of simplifying its network by decommissioning CDMA, which would allow them to reuse spectrum and provide better broadband wireless services throughout the country. The carrier made a strategic decision to focus on LTE and UMTS only, ultimately decommissioning the existing GSM, CDMA and iDEN networks. As voice tra c moves to VoLTE, the carrier wanted to harvest spectrum used by these technologies, make space on the tower and ground for LTE and UMTS, and reduce tower rent and operating expenses associated with equipment on the towers. (Read More)