Movistar Expands its 3.5G Network in Panama

Telefónica Movistar installed 7 new radio bases in three Panamanian provinces.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The new third generation radio bases were installed in the provinces of Panamá, Coclé and Chiriquí. Movistar Panamá is the local subsidiary of Telefónica.

"The new radio bases are located in Penonomé, La Pesa de La Chorrera, Concepción, Boquete y David, in the Chiriquí province; whereas users from Coronado and the beach areas also enjoy 3.5G coverage.", reported

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