Virgin Mobile Latin America (VMLA) has launched operations in Mexico, having received a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licence from local telecoms regulator the Secretario de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) in 2011, El Universal reports. National coverage is available through an agreement to use the wireless infrastructure of Telefonica’s local Movistar unit, signed last year. Services, which are aimed at people between 15 and 34 years of age, are available on a pre-paid basis and offer per-second billing. The new Mexican operation brings VMLA’s footprint in the region to three markets, following launches in Chile in April 2012 and Colombia twelve months later, while expansion to Brazil is expected to take place next year.
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