Telefónica Panama to increase coverage with 6 radio bases

With these new bases coverage in Panama City and Colon will be strengthened and more communities from the central provinces will be included.

Monday, August 4, 2008

The base stations will be located in the sectors of La Polvareda in Arraijan, La Fragua in the Province of Veraguas, in Potuga in the Province of Herrera, Rio Gatún and Port Pilon in Colon, and an additional one in Panama City.

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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.

Movistar Expands Coverage in Guatemala

September 2011

The phone company will invest in the installation of 200 transmission antennas to expand its coverage in the country.

The new antennas will join the thousands that the company has already installed, said Telefonica Moviles’ deputy director of Technology Operations and Systems, Luis Eduardo Durán.

Lack of Cell Phone Tower Regulation in Costa Rica

April 2011

Only 28% of the country's municipalities have clear rules for granting permission to install radio base stations.

In a note presented to congress on March 31, the Chamber of Info-communication and Technology reported that, "to date, only 23 of the 81 municipalities and 3 district councils have approved celular telephony infrastructure regulations".

3.5G technology launched in Panama

December 2008

Telefonica Movistar launch the first 3.5G network in Panama yesterday which will provide better mobile internet connection.

The opening of the cellphone market to competitors is bearing fruits.

This service, which will first be offered to post-paid customers, provides the user with the option of browsing the internet from his cellular phone. They will also offer modems for computers using the same technology.

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