Movistar Chile

Movistar Chile Logo

Country

Company Name

Telefónica Móvil de Chile S.A.

Ownership Type

Subsidiary

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Movistar Chile is one of the largest telecommunications operators in Chile. Previously Telefónica Móvil and Bellsouth, in 2005 the company rebranded to Movistar, harmonising with the Group's Spanish unit. Telefónica Móvil de Chile S.A. operates as a subsidiary of Telefónica, S.A.

The company provides mobile and fixed services, broadband and digital television, with presence in 100% of the country's municipalities. Movistar is today the largest customer community in Chile, with more than 10 million customers and over 14 million subscriptions.

Movistar provides 2G GSM services over 850 and 1900 MHz bands, and in December 2007 3G UMTS was launched over B2 (1900 MHz) and B5 (850 MHz). 3G services were upgraded to HSPA+ in 2010, and DC-HSPA+ in 2011. In November 2013 the company launched 4G LTE over B7 (2600 MHz), and in July 2016 activated LTE-A 2C, aggregating B28 (700 MHz) to provide peak data rates up to 300 Mbps. VoLTE was launched in June 2018.

4.5G LTE-A Pro testing began in June 2017 in partnership with Nokia Networks, with Massive MIMO and carrier aggregation technologies achieving peak data rates of 1 Gbps.

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.

Launch Date - Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
Active
Active
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
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation Features
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
20 MHz Active
20 MHz Active

Services Available

As specialists in 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies, our R-Spectrum team provides in-country technical services to most regions around the world. Operating on a contract basis we are often sent to remote and isolated regions to assist companies in establishing voice and data communications.

Through our R-Spectrum team, we help our clients visualise and understand mobile signal issues by offering a range of radio frequency modelling services for 2G GSM, 3G UMTS, 4G LTE, and 5G NR cellular technologies. The first step to solving any problem is to understand the problem.