DirecTV set for LTE launch in Q1 2015

10 Nov 2014

DirecTV is planning to launch Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in Peru in Q1 2015 using 2300MHz frequencies previously allocated to Digital Way, El Comercio writes, citing the telco’s commercial manager Eduardo Catter. According to the executive, DirecTV is planning to use the platform to offer fixed-wireless residential rather than mobile broadband services, but the operator has not ruled out entering the mobile market in the future. The operator is currently rolling out its network and analysing the current offerings of the incumbents in terms of bandwidth and price. As such, the official could not comment on pricing or the company’s target market. DirecTV bought Digital Way’s 20-year licence for a 30MHz slot of 2300MHz spectrum in 2013, noting at the time that it intended to launch by Q4 2014.

Peru, DirecTV Peru