Alcatel-Lucent has announced that it has supplied Claro Uruguay, a unit of Mexican telecoms giant America Movil, with an end-to-end 4G LTE network that will be fully deployed and operational in Montevideo by the end of this month. Additional rollout phases will see coverage of the 4G service expanded within the capital and to other cities in 2014. The new network, which is an overlay of existing 3G infrastructure, includes Alcatel-Lucent’s end-to-end LTE solution and IP Networking technology, enabling services such as HD video with video on demand (VoD), high speed mobile data, high definition videoconferencing and online gaming. ‘We are delighted that Alcatel-Lucent was able to bring our new network into service so quickly,’ commented Horacio Alvarellos, director at Claro Uruguay, adding: ‘The deployment of 4G LTE is very important for Claro to expand our competitiveness in wireless broadband and offer new services to our customers. Especially for our customers in Montevideo and other urban areas it is important to offer a range of alternative services and improve coverage.’
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