Millicom International Cellular (MIC) has revealed plans to invest USD135 million to modernise its mobile networks in Honduras, Paraguay and Bolivia, in partnership with Ericsson. The Luxembourg-based group says that Ericsson will replace Tigo’s current 4G packet core in each market and introduce Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G core as part of the project. The upgrade will also allow Tigo to utilise carrier aggregation (CA) in Honduras, Paraguay and Bolivia. Across the three countries, Millicom will expand its network coverage to reach an additional 2.5 million people across 712 municipalities.
Xavier Rocoplan, EVP and CTIO at Millicom, commented: ‘Millicom has a strategy to achieve and maintain network leadership in all the markets in which it operates. We want to offer the best mobile experience in the market and connect more people in both urban and rural areas.’