Movistar plans expansion of 3.5G to 74% of country

24 Feb 2009

Argentine cellco Movistar, part of the Spanish-owned Telefonica Moviles Group, is expanding its 3.5G network, according to BNamericas. At present, the operator offers the service to 150 towns and cities across Argentina, but plans to increase coverage to 74% of the country by mid-2009. Movistar’s sales and data project manager Cristian Magnalardo said that the company expects to sell 300,000 mobile broadband subscriptions in 2009. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Movistar launched 3.5G services in the capital Buenos Aires in July 2007, and the following year expanded the network to the cities of Cordoba, Mendoza and Rosario.