Claro to boost FTTH, LTE networks with USD370m investment

13 Oct 2016

Claro Puerto Rico has shared new details of what it has termed an ‘aggressive investment plan’, as it seeks to upgrade its mobile and fixed line networks. Total spending will reach USD370 million in 2017 it says, and will encompass the deployment carrier aggregation (CA) LTE technology and fibre-optic broadband networks. According to Enrique Ortiz de Montellano, President and CEO of Claro PR, Claro’s existing 700MHz LTE network will be augmented with CA, as the telco seeks to use the 2100MHz/1700MHz AWS-3 spectrum it acquired at auction in early-2015. The cellco expects download speeds to be increased to 100Mbps as a result. In terms of fixed line infrastructure, it aims to pass as many as 280,000 premises with fibre-to-the-home/curb (FTTH/C) networks.

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