In a press release, Alcatel-Lucent announced that the new network will allow ClaroPanama to offer its customers multimedia services, including better access to broadband Internet.
Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will provide its IP/MPLS technology, along with consulting services, design, installation, operation and maintenance.
Victor Agnellini, President of Alcatel-Lucent for Latin America and the Caribbean, said that "by converging all its services in an all-IP network, Claro Panama will reduce transportation costs while maintaining the levels of service quality and reliability needed to offer premium multimedia services to its users."
The Telefónica company will launch its 3.5G technology network in El Salvador in June.
Hernán Ozon, Salvadoran director for Telefonica, said that despite the crisis, the company will invest $20 million to install technology that will allow users to download information from the Internet with a bandwidth of up to 6 Megs.
Costa Rica is the regional leader in 4G data consumption through mobile devices and 4G networks.
America Movil (Claro) and Telefonica (Movistar) agree that Costa Rica is the country with the highest data traffic in Central America, this is because it is the only country that does not charge for downloading data, but rather by the speed offered by providers.
All features of a computer that is connected to the internet are now available to Claro cellular customers.
Claro, a subsidiary of America Movil, launched its 3G (Third Generation) services from the first semester of this year, with the capability of surfing at high speeds and using various software applications; nonetheless, with the continued improvements, the network is now 3.5G, said Richard Sherman, Ericsson's IT Manager for Central America and the Caribbean.
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