Movistar Argentina has revealed that it signed up a total of 1.5 million 4G customers by the end of December 2015. At that date, the cellco’s 4G network comprised 2,500 cell towers, with LTE coverage supported in more than 300 locations across 17 provinces. Also served by Movistar’s 4G network are 25 metropolitan subway stations. Going forward, the cellco has disclosed that a voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) launch is expected to take place in early 2016.
TeleGeography notes that Movistar’s LTE network went live in December 2014, one month after it won a nationwide concession pairing frequencies in the 1710MHz-1720MHz and 2110MHz-2120MHz bands; the cellco paid USD209.14 million for the spectrum permit.