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Espoo, Finland - Nokia and ANTEL, the Uruguayan state owned operator, successfully completed the installation of the first 5G commercial network in Latin America. This network deployment started in the Barra de Manantiales area, Maldonado Department, where the first 5G base stations are operational and ready to provide services.

Rio de Janeiro, March 22, 2019 - Oi and Huawei have begun activating new services that are changing the experience of mobile phone connection and Internet use for customers, business establishments and regulars from Búzios, a municipality in the Região dos Lagos , in Rio de Janeiro. Since the end of 2018, the city has mobile coverage with 4.5G technology and access to

Espoo, Finland - Nokia has been selected by Brazilian power distributor Elektro, part of the Neoenergia/Iberdrola group, to deploy a private LTE network to increase the reliability and efficiency of the electrical grid in the City of Atibaia and surrounding areas in the state of Sao Paulo.

Bogotá, July 17, 2018 -. Telefónica and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) carried out a demonstration of 5G technology in Colombia, which managed to reach a record speed in data transfer of more than 27 Gbps, the highest that has been achieved in a test in the country. 

Demonstrating once again its pioneering and innovation, TIM is the first operator in the Brazilian market to activate the NB-IoT (Narrow Band in IoT) functionality in its 4G commercial network. The platform allows to offer Internet solutions of Things (IoT), using the frequency 700 MHz.

Inatel, TIM and Ericsson entered into an agreement of intent for technological, scientific, innovation and entrepreneurship collaboration to provide solutions for the development of Intelligent Cities and the Internet of Things (IoT), based on solutions. The signing of the term of intentions was held on the afternoon of Friday, March 23, at a ceremony at the Inatel Theater in Santa

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina is preparing to auction 90 MHz of 4G spectrum to mobile telephone and internet companies in a process that has already attracted interest from Telecom Argentina SA, Telefonica SA and Claro, a government source told Reuters.

Madrid, February 23rd, 2018.- Telefónica and Huawei have agreed on 4.5G evolution with first deployments in Bogotá, Monterrey and Rio de Janeiro. In this evolution to 4.5G, Telefónica is introducing 4x4 MIMO, 3C Carrier Aggregation (CA), 256-QAM and CloudAIR (Huawei’s proprietary technology) into its networks.

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Argentina telecommunications provider Telecom Argentina said on Wednesday it would invest $5 billion in the country through 2020 to expand its network and improve infrastructure.

The ongoing digitalization of our society is already changing many processes in business and private life are already changing. The most important requirement is that digitization must be simple, usable everywhere and secure. Modern technologies and network infrastructures from Deutsche Telekom help to network machines, cars and countless other things on the Internet of Things (IoT).

The 5G network is the new generation of mobile internet connection networks that is beginning to develop in the world and whose first real applications in the field of communications will be the month next during the celebration of the Olympic Winter Games, to be held in the city of Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

Algar Telecom combined the 700 MHz and 1800 MHz bands to activate LTE-A in Uberlândia, city of Minas Gerais. The company promised speeds three times higher than those offered with traditional 4G although it recognized that the real speed will depend on factors such as the proximity of the antennas and the number of people connected to the same site, among others.

SANTIAGO, June 29, 2017.- Nokia and Movistar Chile today held the first demonstration of 4.5G Pro in Latin America, reaching a speed of 1Gbps.

[Brasilia, Brazil, June 26, 2017] Recently, Claro Brazil launched the commercial 4.5G (4x4 MIMO+ Massive CA+256QAM) network in Brasilia in partnership with Huawei. The 4.5G network is the first network intended for commercial use in Brazil, and is expected to be the largest in the Latin America Region.

Brazilian operator Algar Telecom completed the refarming of the band from 1800 MHz to 4G, an idea that had been formalized by the end of 2015 . The 10 MHz previously saved for 2G were compressed at 5 MHz and the other half was used for LTE.

WND, the Latin American operator of Sigfox technology, begins the commercial operation of its IoT network in free frequency in August, with coverage of 50% of the population.

The results of the first quarter of 2017 confirm the validity of the transformation actions started by the management, which have brought significant recovery on the domestic market and in Brazil.

LABÈGE, France, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, December 15th, 2016. Sigfox, the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), its Latin American partner, WND, and exclusive local operator, VELOCOM, announced their plan to roll-out of the Sigfox network across Argentina.

TIM, the leader in 4G coverage in the country, is the first operator in Brazil to use the frequency of 2600 MHz and refarm the 1800 MHz frequency band to 4G LTE. TIM is now ready to make the move to future-proofing its network using the 700 MHz spectrum band, which enables excellent indoor and rural area coverage for 4G-enabled devices.

Algar Telecom plans to invest in 4G, launching the first city with 700 MHz in addition to Rio Verde (GO) and performing the refarming of the 1.8 GHz band to offer 4G. Like other operators (TIM, Claro and Vivo), tele intends to take advantage of the natural migration from GSM to 3G base, which helps to reuse the band for LTE. According to the director of operations and technology, Luiz Antônio A

SANTIAGO, May 17, 2016.- In the framework of World Telecommunication Day, Movistar Chile announced that from today it is available 4G LTE connectivity over the 700 MHz band in the Metropolitan Region, and in the coming days in the regions of Arica and Parinacota, Tarapacá and Magallanes and the Chilean Antarctic.

Nextel auctioned on Thursday (17), at an auction held by Anatel, the frequency of 1.8 GHz, which will be used to offer the 4G technology in the capital of São Paulo and Greater São Paulo.

The operator was the only company to provide guarantees and paid R $ 455 million, with a premium of 1.15% over the minimum price established by Anatel.

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 manager of the National Telecommunications Company (Entel), Oscar Coca, announced that since April will integrate the technology 'LTE' (Long Term Evolution) to its network of Fourth Generation (4G) internet, with the purpose of increasing to six Megabits per second the speed of navigation.

TIM is reinforcing the coverage of the 3G network in the state capital with the use of the 900 MHz band, authorized to the operator by Anatel earlier this year. The project, which already benefits customers from 50 city districts with better quality of services, began in May, through the modernization of sites in areas that concentrate more traffic of voice and data. 

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.

Vivo is contemplating the use of its dormant 450MHz spectrum to deliver affordable mobile broadband services in rural and underserved areas of the country.

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