Mexican-backed cellco Claro has met the minimum rollout requirements stipulated by its 2600MHz Long Term Evolution (LTE) licence and has embarked on a new expansion programme to extend 3G services to 181 isolated areas across 107 municipalities, covering a total of 46,880 people. Local news portal TyN quotes the operator’s general manager, Mauricio Escobedo as saying: ‘We have complied with the obligation of the 2600MHz tender and today we begin a new phase, with the delivery of voice services in rural locations throughout Chile.’ Claro’s 4G network consists of more than 1,100 operational LTE sites.
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