Movistar Expands Coverage in Guatemala

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

Friday, September 2, 2011

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.

"The investment will be mainly in transmitting antennas and will therefore strengthen the 3G coverage that exists for all its users," said the executive to

The growing demand in the Guatemalan market led to the company in July to invest up to $17 million of the $32 million budgeted for this year in improvements for the service.

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