Mexican-owned cellco Claro Peru has begun using the 700MHz spectrum it won at auction earlier this year in 13 districts of Lima, doubling the capacity of its 4G network and improving the indoor coverage in those areas. The cellco upgraded 105 base stations to use the new frequencies, including its own existing sites as well as those acquired through its acquisition of WiMAX provider Olo last month. The areas covered by the boosted network are: Cercado de Lima, Miraflores, San Borja, San Isidro, La Victoria, Surco, Lince, La Molina, Surquillo, Ate, Magdalena, San Luis and Brena. Claro is aiming to completely upgrade its Lima network to use the 700MHz band by the end of the year, whilst a number of towns in the interior are also scheduled to begin using the new spectrum by that date.
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