Claro is the largest mobile carrier operating in Colombia. Claro began providing GSM services in 2003 then as Comcel (with a history dating back to 1994), rebranding to Claro in June 2012 following its acquisition by América Móvil. Claro Colombia is a subsidiary of América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V, an international telecommunications group with operations in a range of countries throughout South America.
The company provides 2G GSM services over the 850 and 1900 MHz bands, and launched 3G UMTS services over B2 (1900 MHz) and B5 (850 MHz) in January 2008 - the first operator to do so in the country. The 3G network was upgraded to support HSPA+ in November 2011.
4G LTE services were launched in February 2014 over the B7 (2600 MHz) band, and upgraded to LTE-A in May 2018 with the addition of a further B4 (1700 MHz) carrier. The network supports peak data rates up to 286 Mbps.
4G LTE Network Information
Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.
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