Tigo Bolivia

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Country

Company Name

Telefonica Celular de Bolivia S.A.

Ownership Type

Subsidiary

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Tigo is the second largest mobile carrier in Bolivia. Tigo is a fully owned subsidiary of Millicom (Millicom International Cellular SA), a NASDAQ listed mobile operator specialising in emerging markets.

The company launched its 3G network over B5 (850 MHz) in August 2008, and launched Bolivia's first 4G LTE network in July 2014 over the B17 (700 MHz) band after securing spectrum in the 2013 government auction.

News & Developments

The Sunday papers in Bolivia were quick to announce Tigo's launch this month of 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) high-speed nationwide.

The service with speeds of up to 100 Mbps will be Millicom's second 4G offering to date - the first being in Colombia, in December 2013.

The government of Bolivia has assigned spectrum for the provision of LTE services to state-run telco Entel and Tigo. According to a document from telecoms watchdog ATT, the government awarded two blocs of spectrum in the 700 MHz band.

In late February, as Convergencialatina informed, the country surrendered 1900 MHz spectrum for mobile services, a fact that surprised the market due to the long wait of operators (since 1999 there was no tender in the country) and compliance -not everyone expected – of at least one part of the frequency allocation schedule.