Claro optimizes its network in Guatemala

All features of a computer that is connected to the internet are now available to Claro cellular customers.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Claro, a subsidiary of America Movil, launched its 3G (Third Generation) services from the first semester of this year, with the capability of surfing at high speeds and using various software applications; nonetheless, with the continued improvements, the network is now 3.5G, said Richard Sherman, Ericsson's IT Manager for Central America and the Caribbean.



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