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.
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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