Entel to expand wireless coverage

5 Jun 2007

According to local press reports, cited by BNamericas, Entel expects to provide mobile services in 22 new rural communities in the Chuquisaca department by the end of 2007. The telco recently deployed a base station for service in the town of Camargo and opened two centres to sell GSM lines. It also expects to install base stations in the towns of Villa Serrano and Padilla by the end of the month. The deployments are part of a rural connectivity agreement called Vivir sin fronteras between the operator and the government. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, at the end of 2006 Entel led the Bolivian mobile market, claiming a 50.3% subscriber market share, ahead of Telecel (31.4%) and NeuvaTel (18.3%).

Bolivia, Entel Movil