Entel completes nationwide LTE-A rollout

9 Mar 2017

Entel Chile has completed the rollout of its 700MHz LTE network ahead of its September 2017 target, making its ‘4G+’ LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service – which combines Entel’s 2600MHz and 700MHz spectrum to provide high-speed mobile data services – available in all regions of the country. The operator claims to be the first of the nation’s cellcos to reach national coverage, having invested USD100 million on the installation of 660 4G base stations across the country. ‘We are committed to bringing connectivity to people no matter where they live, and we reaffirmed this pledge with the launch of the Entel 4G+ network throughout the national territory, so that residents from Arica to Punta Arenas can access the best technology in the field of connectivity,’ Manuel Araya, Entel’s head of regulator and corporate affairs said of the launch, adding: ‘We sought to achieve this coverage at the national level as soon as possible, because we know how important infrastructure development is, in order to respond to the connectivity needs of Chileans.’

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Entel was Chile’s second largest 4G provider by subscribers at end-December 2016, with a customer base of 1.750 million LTE users, equivalent to a 30.3% share of the segment.

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