Vivo Participacoes, the Brazilian mobile group controlled by Telefonica of Spain, has announced the launch of commercial 4G services in a dozen new cities spanning seven states. In a release published yesterday, the cellco said it has switched on its Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks in Belem, Manaus, Maceio, Uberlandia, Juiz de Fora, Ipatinga, Mangaratiba, Buzios, Cuiaba, Caxias do Sul, Novo Hamburgo and Viamao. The latest expansion brings to 64 the number of municipalities now served by Vivo’s 4G network – covering an estimated footprint of 52 million people. Other cities served by Vivo, which switched on its LTE network in April, include Sao Paulo, Fortaleza, Brasilia, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Florianopolis, Goiania and Vitoria.
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