Digicel and Claro sign contracts for Panama wireless concessions
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.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
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.
Pyramid Research predicts that Digicel will reach 21.3% of the mobile market and Claro 11.7% in 2015.
Complications with antennae installations have impeded the business from operating since December 27, the previously anticipated date.
Digicel Panama, announce its strategy that the company will use to start competing this month in Panama against Cable & Wireless and Telefonica Movil.
The company, which has operated in the country since 2008, is to invest in expanding its voice and data network.
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