Claro to launch Puerto Rican GSM early next year

26 Jul 2007

Mexican mobile operator América Móvil (AM) is planning a commercial launch of GSM services in the first quarter of 2008 at its recently acquired Puerto Rican fixed line and CDMA operator PRT. AM plans to migrate to GSM to bring PRT’s mobile operations –now operating under its Claro brand – into line with its regional sister companies. However, in a conference call, the company added that the CDMA platform will continue to operate and customers would not be obliged to migrate to GSM. AM completed the acquisition of PRT from US telco Verizon Communications in March for USD939 million. It launched its Claro brand on the island in mid-May.

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