CANTV to upgrade network to EV-DO

1 Jun 2004

Venezuela’s CANTV has said that it plans to upgrade its mobile network with CDMA2000 1x EV-DO technology before the end of 2004. CANTV’s mobile subsidiary Movilnet introduced the CDMA BREW platform for data applications two months ago and has now begun trials of EV-DO, which it plans to use to improve the quality of services in congested areas by increasing the density of base stations serving the network. CANTV is planning to triple its capital expenditure in 2004 to USD250 million, with investments split equally between upgrading its mobile network, maintaining its fixed line infrastructure and expanding its ADSL offering.

Venezuela, CANTV, Movilnet