4G LTE Networks Growing in Latin America

It is now more than a year since the first installation in the region of the enhanced technology networks that enable wireless data communication.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Larepublica.co reports that "The installation of 4G LTE networks in Latin America has been a growing trend since December 2011 when Antel in Uruguay launched the first commercial offering."

"...There are 10 networks that are operational in eight countries in the region. Investment by various companies behind the deployments, coupled with the expectation of the Colombian government with the next auction, comes to $5.724 billion. "

"... The operating model for firms using 4G LTE has been deployment in large cities and focusing on the market of people with data plans, especially those known as heavy users, ie, whose levels of consumption are considered significant. "

"... It is not necessary for operators to enter into a new bidding process for them to be able to deliver 4G services to their users. In the Dominican Republic pieces of the specturm were used for LTE. In Mexico there are using the spectrum that was originally auctioned for 3G. Specific auctions for LTE are not so common. "



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