Claro Increases Panamanian Coverage

Since beginning operations in March, the company has achieved 85% coverage nationwide.

Friday, May 22, 2009


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The director of Claro Panama, Oscar Augusto Borda, said the company is looking to serve everyone through very competitive plans.

Michelle Domínguez wrote in digital.com.pa-Pa: "Borda said that more than $150 million have been invested during this time. He expects for the figure to continue to grow because they will continue to bet on the telecommunication industry in the country."

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América Móvil to Invest $150 Million in Panama

April 2009

The company, through its Claro brand, announced investment in infrastructure, retail outlets and health care centers.

The coverage that the company has managed is more than 80% in cellular phones and 50% in mobile internet since coming into the mobile telephone market in March 2008, announced Oscar Borda, the Company's Central American Director.

Digicel and Claro sign contracts for Panama wireless concessions

May 2008

Ireland-based Digicel and Claro, a unit of Mexico's América Móvil, signed contracts for the provision of wireless service in Panama, where their concessions oblige them to install four radio bases.

Manuel Troitiño, telecommunications director of the National Public Services Authority (ASEP), said both companies would have to apply to ASEP for frequencies or microwave links between the radio bases.

Private Cell Phone Coverage Expands in Costa Rica

February 2012

Claro and Movistar are bringing forward their plans to grow putting the state run ICE, until recently a monopoly, under pressure.

Claro plans to advance by four years rolling out their infrastructure. For its part, Movistar reports that its sales network has grown 30% since November, when they and Claro entered the market, breaking up the state monopoly by the ICE.

3.9 Million Cell Phone Subscribers in Panama

February 2010

There are now more cell phone subscribers than inhabitants in Panama.

Several factors contribute to the high demand of this communication mechanism, but “sociologist Milciades Pinzón argues that above all, mobile phone have become symbols of prestige, so many seek to own one or more units”, reported Latercera.com.

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