Nextel aims to carve out 5%-12% of market by 2017

10 May 2012

In the wake of the full commercial launch of its W-CDMA network, Nextel Chile has said it is looking to secure a market share of 5%-12% in the next five years, reports BNAmericas. The US-backed cellco began trialling its network in October 2011, and launched mobile broadband services the following March, only adding voice services this week. As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Nextel was awarded 60MHz of spectrum in the 1700MHz and 2100MHz bands in September 2009, and has invested USD300 million in rolling out its infrastructure. Nextel has offered push-to-talk (PTT) services over an iDEN network since December 2006, and plans to start offering PTT over its new network in the next few months. Nextel president Claudio Hidalgo said that the company would continue to tailor its services to high-consumption users.

Chile, WOM