Movistar expands HSPA to Loja

4 Feb 2011

Ecuadorian mobile operator Movistar, part of Spain’s Telefonica, has expanded commercial 3.5G coverage to the city of Loja, local newspaper Cronica reports. The expansion of the HSPA-based mobile broadband network – launched in June 2009 – forms part of a nationwide plan to increase Movistar’s high speed services footprint throughout 2011. Offers currently include a pre-paid mobile internet start-up package costing USD99 plus VAT with an inclusive modem and 500MB of data. Post-paid Movistar plans start from USD19 per month, whilst new Samsung tablet devices can now be used on the network.

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