Colombian state-backed operator Une-EPM has announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network has been extended to 40 cities nationwide, and claims to have signed up more than 160,000 subscribers to the new service. Une also noted that its MiFi device has helped bolster growth as it enables subscribers to utilise and share the use of the 4G platform without the need for purchasing an expensive new handset, and a single plan can be used to connect a customer’s smartphone, laptop and tablet. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Une was the first operator to launch 4G services in Colombia, activating its network in June 2012, 18 months ahead of its competitors Movistar and Tigo which began offering LTE services earlier this month.
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