Antel plans to replace Ruralcel infrastructure

5 Oct 2007

BNamericas reports that Uruguayan state-run telco Antel plans to replace all the equipment of its rural mobile service Ruralcel by the end of 2009. Antel’s vice president Edgardo Carvalho said that his firm is deploying new base stations to expand its GSM mobile coverage and replace its legacy AMPS/D-AMPS network. The incumbent currently has over 600 base stations nationwide, of which over 400 are GSM, covering almost 70% of the territory and up to 97% of the population. Carvalho added that the company is focusing on providing connectivity in isolated areas of the country.

Uruguay, Ancel, Antel