Co-op Deploys First CDMA450 Commercial Network
Published on: 15th Oct 2006
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A telephone cooperative in El Calafate city in the southern Argentine province of Santa Cruz has deployed the first CDMA450 commercial network in the country the cooperative said in a statement.
Through this network, cooperative CoTeCal will offer fixed and wireless telephony services and internet access among other value added services in El Calafate and El Chaltén.
"The CDMA Development Group (CDG) celebrates the deployment of one of the most advanced telecommunications networks, which will enable the offering of voice and internet services at an affordable price for people living in Patagonia," CDG's director Perry LaForge said.
Using the ZTE CDMA2000, provided by Chinese telecom vendor ZTE, CoTeCal will be able to cover a wide area of coverage in tourist areas including national parks, rural areas and the local airport.
The 450MHz band can be utilized to provide broadband access for mobile or fixed data users. The technology has low initial capital cost and is ideal for covering very large geographical areas with low subscriber density.
The network includes three macrostations and one microstation.
"Thanks to this network, our cooperative can connect people in the Andean corridors [coverage areas]," cooperative president Patricio Iacaruso said.