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MEXICO: IFT Announced The Acceptance and Entry Into Force of The Technical Provision – IFT-011-2022 (Part 3)
September 14, 2022

THE IFT APPROVES THE TECHNICAL PROVISION FOR MOBILE PHONES TO RECEIVE ALERT MESSAGES DUE TO RISK OR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS (IFT-011-2022 / PART 3) The specifications of Mobile Terminal Equipment (cell phones and/or smartphones) are established for the reception and processing of alert messages due to risk or emergency situations, through the Cellular Broadcasting Service (CBS). CBS is the most efficient mechanism for the dissemination of alert messages for the mobile service since it has delivery times of the order of seconds in densely populated areas. With the Technical Provision, Mobile Terminal Equipment (cell phones and/or smartphones) must meet the specifications to receive alert messages due to risk or emergency situations in a timely, accurate, free-charge, and unrestricted manner. Published in the Official Federation Diary on September 13th, 2022

Entry in force: March 12th, 2023 (180 calendar days after its release)

Type Approval impacted: IFT Homologations
Spectrum Impacted: Yes, the new frequency plan 
Imports Impacted: No
Standards Impacted: IFT-011-2022
Product Impact:  Cellphones and Smartphones (possibly Mobile Computers, PDAs, Tablets, Point of Sales Terminals)