Telefonica-Vivo boosts 3G coverage to over 2,500 municipalities by end-11

6 Jan 2012

Telefonica-Vivo, the Brazilian fixed and mobile operator controlled by Spain’s Telefonica, says it closed out last year with 3G coverage of more than 2,500 municipalities. In a statement published 4 January, Brazil’s leading cellco by subscribers said it reached that level of coverage when it switched on its 3G radio base station in the city of Canarana in Bahia state. Other recent rollouts have seen the operator’s UMTS footprint extended to 16 additional cities, pushing coverage to a total of 2,516 municipalities with high speed mobile broadband access. Telefonica-Vivo is developing its broadband network under the remit of its Vivo Internet Brazil Plan, which is designed to cover 2,832 municipalities, or 85% of the population, by the end of this year.

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