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Entel claims over a million 5G users in first year

21 Dec 2022

Full-service provider Entel Chile has published an update on its 5G operations one year on from the launch of its network. The operator counted a total of more than one million 5G subscriptions and claims that around 10% of Entel connections now use the technology. Entel offers 89 5G-compatible mobile devices and in October this year these devices made up 57% of total sales. Average download speeds over the network reached 203Mbps according to the telco, whilst data usage per customer averaged 20.7GB, 5.4GB of which was 5G.

Meanwhile, according to data published this week by sector watchdog the Department of Telecommunications (Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones, Subtel) there were a total of 1.587 million active 5G subscriptions in Chile at the end of September 2022. Entel’s accounts made up just under half of that total (737,512) whilst Movistar represented the next largest total with 459,430 subscriptions and WOM claimed the remaining 389,581.

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