Claro Colombia

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Country

Company Name

Comunicacion Celular S.A

Ownership Type

Subsidiary

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

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.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

UMTS B2 (1900 MHz)
Band Status Active
Packet Data
UMTS B5 (850 MHz)
Band Status Active
Packet Data
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.

Type Status Active
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation Features -
LTE B4 (1700 MHz)
Band Status Active
Bandwidth 15 MHz
LTE B7 (2600 MHz)
Band Status Active
Bandwidth 15 MHz

News & Developments

The 5G network is the new generation of mobile internet connection networks that is beginning to develop in the world and whose first real applications in the field of communications will be the month next during the celebration of the Olympic Winter Games, to be held in the city of Pyeongchang, South Korea.