Ericsson has announced an agreement with Spanish telecoms group Telefonica for the deployment of an LTE network in El Salvador. The 4G rollout will give subscribers of Telefonica’s local mobile unit Movistar access to faster data transfer speeds and improved service from the launch of the network, which is scheduled to take place on 1 December. The agreement forms part of a larger deal with Telefonica in Central America, under which the Swedish equipment vendor will continue providing 2G, 3G and LTE networks, including all hardware and services.
Commenting on the agreement, Osman Rodriguez, CEO of Telefonica Central America, said: ‘With this launch of LTE in El Salvador, all countries in which Telefonica operates now have access to the high-performance services and features LTE networks provide. Thanks to Ericsson, our subscribers in El Salvador will now be able to enjoy faster speeds, improved app coverage and a better user experience with LTE.’