Telecoms news from Chile
Ericsson says that it has won a 3-year contract to be the sole supplier of mobile network infrastructure to Chile based Entel. ...more.
Nokia Siemens Networks says that it has started deploying a LTE network for Movistar Chile operating in the 2.6 GHz frequency band. ...more.
Chile's telecoms regulator, Subtel has published the details of its planned 4G spectrum tender which will be based on reusing the 700Mhz radio spectrum. ...more.
Telefonica has signed a global agreement to use a Microsoft platform for all video entertainment services going forward. ...more.
Telefonica Moviles Chile's ratings reflect its strong market position, mobile services portfolio, moderate regulatory risk and financial flexibility. ...more.
The general manager of Claro in Chile, Gerardo Munoz, has said the company expected to invest up to US$500 million in network upgrades during 2013. ...more.
Chilean mobile network, Entel says that it has raised US$400 million as a loan from a consortium of international banks. ...more.
Virgin Mobile Latin America (VMLA) has signed a debt funding agreement with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to fund Virgin Mobile Chile. ...more.
Three Chilean mobile networks, Movistar, Entel and Claro have been granted 4G licenses after making payments totalling US$12 million. ...more.
Comba Telecom has announced it is supplying equipment to a wireless enhancement project for an anonymous mobile operator at Chile's Santiago Metro, ...more.
Opera Software today announced that it has entered into a partnership with America Movil to deploy a co-branded version of the Opera Mini mobile web browser to users across all its subsidiaries in Latin America. ...more.
Three Chilean mobile networks have submitted bids for the country's 4G radio spectrum auction, local media is reporting. ...more.
Just 45 days after Mobile Number Portability was introduced into Chile, over 100,000 customers have migrated their accounts to a rival network. ...more.
Ceragon Networks says that Telefonica has selected it as one of its global microwave backhaul vendors. ...more.
The Chilean regulator, Subtel says that it is investigating a network fault that affected around 1.3 million customers of the Entel mobile network yesterday. ...more.
The Chilean telecoms regulator, Subtel has passed a regulation requiring mobile networks to unlock mobile phones at no charge to the customer. ...more.
Satellite navigation company, Garmin has acquired Centro GPS, the distributor of Garmin's products in Chile for an undisclosed amount. ...more.
Fitch said that Telefonica Chile's rating actions are supported by its leading position in the Chilean fixed telecommunications market, solid financial profile and strong operating cash flow generation. ...more.
Telcordia says that it has won the contract to manage Mobile Number Portability services in Chile. ...more.
Chilean mobile network operator Entel has launched an Ericsson supplied Dual Carrier HSPA upgrade on its network, offering theoretical peak download speeds of up to 42Mbps. ...more.