Claro looking at pre-Xmas 3G launch

4 Sep 2007

Brazilian mobile operator Claro plans to begin testing a 3G network ahead of a commercial launch of advanced mobile services in the country by Christmas, writes BNamericas citing a report in local newspaper Valor Economico. The America Movil-backed venture is rolling out a UMTS network in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and the nation’s capital Brasilia, having contracted Ericsson and Huawei in July to provide equipment. The network could be ready within weeks, the newspaper said.