Ancel’s 3G network to cover all regional centres by year-end

2 Aug 2007

Uruguayan cellco Ancel launched commercial 3G services on 27 July, offering mobile broadband internet access, videoconferencing, content downloads and streaming TV, reports BNamericas. According to its owner, state-run fixed line telco Antel, the mobile unit will offer 3G coverage in 95% of the capital Montevideo and full coverage of all department capitals by the end of this year, with services initially marketed to the corporate segment. Antel said it believes that mobile broadband access for laptops will be the most popular 3G product at the outset, with the company expecting to sell more datacards than 3G-compatible mobile devices. Ancel’s competitors Movistar and CTI Movil are still to launch 3G although both companies are currently testing the technology and planning commercial launches in the near future.

Uruguay, Ancel