Telefónica and Nova Labs Launch Solana-Based Helium Mobile Hotspots in Mexico to Extend Coverage
Telefónica (NYSE: TEF), a global leader in telecommunications services, has collaborated with Nova Labs, a trailblazer in decentralized wireless communication technologies, to introduce Helium Mobile Hotspots in Mexico.
This innovative solution, piloted with select customers in Mexico City and Oaxaca, aims to expand Telefónica’s coverage and enhance mobile data services by leveraging the Helium Mobile Network.
The partnership between Telefónica and Nova Labs marks a significant advancement in telecommunications infrastructure.
Through the deployment of Helium Mobile Hotspots, Telefónica customers in Mexico can now access the Helium Mobile Network using their existing Movistar SIM cards, ensuring secure and controlled connectivity.
Utilizing the OpenWifi standard developed by the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), Telefónica and Nova Labs have devised a solution that seamlessly integrates with Telefónica’s proprietary management system.
This system regulates customers’ access to the Helium Mobile Network during mobile data sessions, maintaining Telefónica’s commitment to delivering a superior customer experience.
The implementation of Helium Mobile Hotspots not only enhances coverage but also contributes to significant cost savings in telecommunications infrastructure.
By reducing capital and operational expenditures and minimizing environmental impact, this solution offers a sustainable approach to connectivity expansion.
Moreover, the flexibility and scalability of Helium Mobile Hotspots enable Telefónica to direct coverage to areas with high demand, ensuring optimized service delivery.
These compact and easy-to-install hotspots empower communities to participate in network expansion, further enhancing mobile data coverage.
José Juan Haro, Chief Wholesale and Public Affairs Officer at Telefónica, emphasized the importance of exploring innovative and cost-effective solutions to expand coverage.
He stated, “Our expectation, if successful, is to incorporate this into our portfolio of mobile networks in the different countries of the region.”
Amir Haleem, CEO of Nova Labs, expressed excitement about the collaboration with Telefónica, highlighting the significance of the Helium Mobile Hotspot technology in reducing infrastructure costs while maintaining service quality.
Telefónica, with 383 million customers across Europe and Latin America, continues to lead the telecommunications industry with its commitment to innovation and customer-centric solutions.