Bolivian cellco Entel Movil, which is a subsidiary of state-owned fixed line operator Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Entel), is said to have deployed 291 mobile base stations in the department of Cochabamba since its parent company was nationalised in May 2008. Citing local press reports, BNamericas notes that the telco has constructed 165 2G base stations since that date, while a further 126 cell sites capable of offering 4G services have also been deployed. Looking ahead, Entel Movil expects to offer 4G services in all of the country’s 337 municipalities by mid-2014. Meanwhile, it is understood that Entel has also installed some 131 telecentres in rural localities in the department, alongside more than 574km of fibre-optic cabling.
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