According to a company press release, Entel PCS has commenced LTE field testing, becoming the first company in Latin America to do so. The tests were run on equipment from Ericsson. ‘We’re constantly working and investing in order for our clients to have the most modern and trustworthy mobile telephony network in Chile, that means that we are exploring the potential of next generation technology that can offer faster speeds to our clients,’ Entel PCS CEO Hernan Mario said. Meanwhile. The cellco is also working on the launch of a 21Mbps HSPA+ network, also in conjunction with Ericsson. At the end of 2009 Entel PCS had approximately 250,000 mobile broadband subscribers, according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database. Of the customers accessing mobile broadband, 95% currently do so using USB dongles rather than mobile phones.