Claro (formerly CODETEL) is the largest mobile network operating in the Dominican Republic. The company was founded in 1932 as CODETEL (Compañía Dominicana de Teléfonos) under the Anglo Canadian Telephone Company and holding the exclusive telecommunications operation licence for the Dominican Republic. With its parent General Telephone & Electric Corporation merging with Bell Atlantic to become Verizon in 2000, CODETEL was rebranded to Verizon Dominicana in February 2004. The company was acquired by América Móvil in April 2006 and subsequently rebranded to Claro in January 2007.
Claro República Dominicana 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 has provided 2G GSM services over the 850 and 1900 MHz bands since 2006, and in September 2008 launched 3G UMTS services over the B2 (1900 MHz) and B5 (850 MHz) bands. Claro commercially launched 4G LTE services over the B4 (1700 MHz) band in July 2014. LTE-A Pro was deployed July 2017, utilising 4x4 MIMO to provide up to 390 Mbps theoretical peak DL data rates, and later expanded with B2 (1900 MHz), and two B7 (2600 MHz) carriers.
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.
|Evolution||Status||Active [Launched 2014-07]|
|Max. MIMO||Max. Modulation|
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