This time it’s Personal; cellco launches Paraguayan LTE network

15 Feb 2013

Telecom Personal Paraguay (Nucleo), which is owned by Telecom Argentina via Telecom Personal (67.5%) and ABC Telecomunicaciones of Paraguay (32.5%), has launched a 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the country, the newspaper Revista Plus reports, quoting its general manager Carlos Pepe as saying. Initially available in the capital Asuncion and its surrounding environs, the fledgling 4G network will be gradually extended to other parts of the country to meet demand. Nucleo is offering a bouquet of LTE tariff plans to support the launch, with prices ranging from PYG159,000 (USD39.6) per month for a capped 12GB bundle, rising to PYG189,000 and PYG249,000 a month for 20GB or 30GB of data, respectively. Billed as ‘Unlimited’, the user’s connection is reduced to a maximum 1Mbps transmission speed if they exceed the cap provided under their monthly service plan. All tariffs are supplied with antivirus software and access to its Personal Cloud service, it said. To stimulate take-up, the cellco is offering new LTE subscribers a 50% discount on their bill for the first three months, as well as free access to its Personal Video service for six months.

Paraguay, Nucleo (Telecom Personal Paraguay)