Uruguay

Geographic Region (ITU/UN)

ISO 3166 Code

UY

M49 Code

858

MCC

748

ITU Member

Yes

ITU-R Region

Overview

Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a sovereign state in the southeastern region of South America. It borders Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east.

Uruguay is a member of the ITU and as such follows radio frequency harmonisation principles according to ITU-R Region-2. The regulatory body governing communications policy is the Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones (URSEC), who is also charged with regulating the country's radio frequency spectrum activities such as planning, allocations, and licencing.

National Mobile Network Operators

There are 1 mobile network operators servicing this region.

3G: Active
3G Bands: B1 (2100 MHz)
4G: Active
5G: Trialling
IoT: Planned
IoT Technology: NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1)

News & Developments

Espoo, Finland - Nokia and ANTEL, the Uruguayan state owned operator, successfully completed the installation of the first 5G commercial network in Latin America. This network deployment started in the Barra de Manantiales area, Maldonado Department, where the first 5G base stations are operational and ready to provide services.