Claro Uruguay, the local unit of Mexican telecoms group America Movil (AM), has invested around USD30 million in enhancing its mobile services and networks since the start of the year, El Pais reports, citing Claro’s chief technology officer Marco Iglesias. The funds have been spent on expanding coverage of the company’s 3G and 4G LTE networks, the latter of which was launched in February 2014, as well as the construction of a new operations support centre. ‘The investment plan we implemented this year was designed to ensure the provision of better services that enable our customers to communicate at any time in the most efficient manner. In particular, we put focus on increasing the speed of internet connections, the service most valued by our customers,’ Iglesias was quoted as saying.
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that Claro is Uruguay’s third largest mobile network operator by subscribers, with an estimated 704,000 customers at the end of June 2015 (a market share of 13.0%), behind state-owned market leader Antel with 2.88 million subscribers (53.0%) and second-placed Movistar with 1.84 million users (34.0%).