Claro launches 4.5G network in Brasilia

26 Jun 2017

Claro Brasil has announced that it has launched commercial 4.5G services in Brasilia, in partnership with Chinese vendor Huawei. The telco claims that the network – which utilises 4×4 massive multiple-input, multiple-output (4×4 Massive MIMO) technology alongside 256QAM functionality – is the first of its kind to go live in Brazil. End-users can expect to experience download transmission speeds of up to 250Mbps via the new network, the official press release notes.

Paulo Cesar Teixeira, CEO of Claro Brasil, commented: ‘Claro has always been a front-runner in Brazil’s mobile communications market … Claro will make the best use of the recently acquired 700MHz frequency band, as a part of our ongoing effort to build a top-quality, next-gen mobile network nationwide.’