Movistar Colombia

Movistar Colombia logo

Country

Company Name

Colombia Telecomunicaciones S.A. ESP

Ownership Type

State/Government Owned
Subsidiary

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Movistar Colombia is one of the largest telecommunications operators in Chile. Previously a wholly state-owned enterprise, in 2005 the company merged with international telecoms giant Telefónica and subsequently rebranded to Movistar. The company is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Colombia Telecomunicaciones S.A. ESP is a majority owned by Telefónica, S.A, with the remaining share owned by the government of Colombia.

The company launched 2G GSM services in July 2005 over the 850 and 1900 MHz bands, and launched 3G UMTS over B5 (850 MHz) in December 2008. The 3G network was upgraded to HSPA+ in October 2012 supporting up to 21 Mbps peak DL rates.

4G LTE services were commercially activated in December 2013 over B4 (1700 MHz) AWS after securing 30 MHz in spectrum auctions. Movistar launched VoLTE in September 2016. The network was upgraded to LTE-A (4.5G) in April 2018, advertising peak data rates up to 250 Mbps through the use of (subject to confirmation) 4X4 MIMO.

Movistar began trialling mmWave 5G technologies, achieving 27 Gbps over n257 (28 GHz) in July 2018.

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
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
15 MHz Active
5G NR Network Information

Details on 5G NR network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Type Status Trialling
Max. MIMO - Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
NR BandChannel WidthStatus
No Data Trialling

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.