Telmex begins WiMAX deployment

18 Jan 2007

Telmex has announced that it has begun deployment of a WiMAX network in Chile with an initial investment of USD15 million. Telmex won the right to operate the WiMAX network in December 2005 but the project was delayed because of a legal dispute with fixed line incumbent Telefonica Chile. ‘Today Telmex has begun the launch of what will be Chile’s most modern wireless network, which in less than a year will be capable of covering 90% of the districts of Chile, which means 98% of the population,’ said Eduardo Diaz, Telmex’s chief executive in Chile. The company, owned by Mexican magnate Carlos Slim, has already begun installing transmission antennas across the country, each with a range of around 32 miles.

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