Movilnet reports coverage progress

19 Sep 2008

BNamericas writes that Venezuelan state-owned mobile operator Movilnet has deployed a total of 1,291 base stations nationwide to date, and that around 146,000 additional people have received coverage during the first eight months of this year, according to the company. Movilnet president Jacqueline Faria said that her firm expects to launch GSM services commercially alongside its CDMA-based network once the technology is on-par quality-wise with the existing system. Movilnet is currently testing a network of 760 GSM base stations.

Venezuela, Movilnet