In February 1956

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In February 1956 the company was founded Advertise Turistica SA, a subsidiary of Telefonos de Mexico. Its main activity is the marketing of telephone directories, white and yellow. In September 1974, change of name by “Professional Directories (DIPS), which specializes in the editing of the blue street directory, directory of construction, tourism and others. During that same year and because of the importance is the modernization of telecommunications for national development, Telefonos de Mexico DIPS integrates the administration of mobile radio. In 1977, requesting the SCT Mexico (Secretariat of Communications and Transport) a concession to install, operate and exploit a mobile radio system in the Federal District. But until 1981 when it started marketing the service, which was known by the public as a phone in the car, with which it is achieved in a span of eight months, service 600 users.
In November 1984 is a new change of company name with that of Radiomovil Dips SA de CV, for the purpose of not causing confusion with regard to the activities of the company with this new feature.
Being Radiomovil Dips Inc. a very dynamic, Dips Radiomovil SA de CV and its Telcel brand becomes a business service.
A group of shareholders contributed capital to fill the void of a service that does not exist in Mexico, that of cellular telephony, which is why we had to search many suppliers for this purpose, selecting as a main supplier of Telcel in terms switching equipment to Ericsson. Swedish company, a company with over 100 years experience in telephone networks in Mexico, with European standards applied in the central switching.
The beginnings of Radiomovil Dips SA de CV on mobile phones were in 1987 when the SCT authorizes the installation of the cellular system in the city of Tijuana. The following year, the SCT is ratified before the application to modify the concession to operate mobile phones nationwide.
In October 1989, Radiomovil Dips SA de CV, through its brand Telcel launches mobile operations in the city of Tijuana, where it provides service to users as Mexican Americans. In February 1990 it started marketing the cell phone in the Federal District and metropolitan area, five months after covering the cities of Cuernavaca and Toluca, Valle de Bravo as well. Ie, to achieve more ambitious than forecast in the number of users who continue to increase on a monthly basis. Especially in Mexico City and suburban area, in an extraordinary event in the world.
Telcel is currently a mobile phone infrastructure that operates throughout Mexico. Telcel, had in 1990 with 35 thousand users, or cell lines in 1992 were 146 thousand users in 1994, 306 thousand users in a thousand users in 1997 ended the year with one million one hundred thousand customers in 1998 reached two million 110 thousand users until December 1999 there were 5 million 200 thousand customers. The explosive growth has been taking close 2000 with 10 million 500 thousand 2001 with 16 million 900 thousand. By 2002 Telcel launches GSM network in Mexico, setting the tone for what will be the third-generation services. Telcel is the first company in Mexico to launch this technology, already used in most developed countries in the world.
Today, Telcel holds concessions to operate in nine regions of Mexico, covering over 200 thousand people in the country, through its 3G/UMTS network technologies at 850 MHz and GSM 1900 Mhz. The 800 Mhz band TDMA will be phased off, as it is the minimum number of users who have that band now. Telcel 3G/UMTS technology offers mobile broadband connections up to 1.5 Mbps per second, video service, live television and video streaming. It also provides sale of music through Ideas Music Store and also has the largest network of technology across all its brands of mobile phones such as Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Skyzen, LG, Samsung, Zonda Telecom, Huawei, Palm, etc. .

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