Claro Panama Defers Entry until April

Complications with antennae installations have impeded the business from operating since December 27, the previously anticipated date.

Friday, February 20, 2009


An article in reports that: "Claro faced problems when placing the antennaes, after installing four base radio stations and their telephone central." And that, "Some of the communities in which antennas where to be installed protested until it impeded construction based on arguments that went from aesthetic and environmental concerns to health risks."

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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.

Panama: Digicel and Claro with 30% of Market in 2015

December 2010

Pyramid Research predicts that Digicel will reach 21.3% of the mobile market and Claro 11.7% in 2015.

The research firm expects the market to continue growing hand in hand with increased demand for data services, but it is close to saturation point, with a penetration of 137% in late 2010.

Claro Increases Panamanian Coverage

May 2009

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

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

Michelle Domínguez wrote in "Borda said that more than $150 million have been invested during this time.

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.

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