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 phone company will invest in the installation of 200 transmission antennas to expand its coverage in the country.
The Costa Rican Electricity Institute will extend the coverage of its GSM network with 215 new radio bases.
Only 28% of the country's municipalities have clear rules for granting permission to install radio base stations.
Claro and Movistar are bringing forward their plans to grow putting the state run ICE, until recently a monopoly, under pressure.
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