Launch of 4G Technology in El Salvador

The launch of Digicel service is part of an investment plan in which $45 million has been invested to modernize the technological infrastructure.

Friday, January 10, 2014

In the first year of execution of the the 2013-2015 Master Investment Plan $30 million will be invested and the remaining $15 million will be invested over the next two years.

José Antonio Rodríguez, CEO of Digicel El Salvador, said "we are taking a leap in technology, going from 2G to HSDPA + technology, known as 4G, which is being used in developed countries."

The mobile phone market "... is a thriving and highly competitive industry and has also achieved a penetration of over 100%, with an estimated 7 million cell phones throughout the country."



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The President of Grupo Digicel has announced investments over the next eighteen months of more than $40 million.

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The company, which has operated in the country since 2008, is to invest in expanding its voice and data network.

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October 2009

Active mobile phones increased from 6.7 million in June 2008 to 7.4 million today.

Data from Siget, the telecommunications superintendence, show there are more cell phones than people in the country. June 2007 census measured 5.7 million inhabitants.

"In El Salvador, the telephony market is shared among several companies, the most renowned being Tigo, Claro, Telefónica and Digicel, who are engaged in an advertising war for obtaining a larger chunk of the telecom pie", reports Elsalvador.com.

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