Tigo Paraguay has started distributing free 4G-enabled SIM cards to its existing subscriber base, ahead of its planned launch in March. The new technology will be made available to all customers with LTE-capable smartphones, the cellco added. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Tigo was awarded three 2×5MHz blocks of 1700MHz/2100MHz spectrum by the National Telecommunications Council (Consejo Nacional de Telecomunicaciones, Conatel) in December 2015, paying a total of USD45 million for the frequencies.
Announcing the planned launch date, Jose Perdomo, CEO of Tigo Paraguay, commented: ‘4G technology is an absolute must-have for Paraguay. Consumer growth and demand, with the constant advances in technology, make it necessary, and we are delighted to have reached this important milestone, so that we can bring 4G to our customers. It is also part of our Digital Lifestyle drive across Latin America, so we can deliver great connectivity for our customers and pave the way for even greater innovations to follow.’