According to reports from various South American news sources, including Mexico’s El Economista, Claro Panama, a subsidiary of Carlos Slim-owned America Movil, has launched commercial wireless services. The news comes despite reports last month that the cellco would delay its launch to April 2009 amid delays in the installation of its network infrastructure. America Movil however has yet to officially announce the launch. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Claro Panama will become the fourth mobile network operator in the country on launch, having been awarded a licence in May 2008 alongside Digicel; both operators paid USD86 million for their concessions.
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