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Entel Deploys Ericsson DC-HSPA Network Upgrade

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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.

Commercially, Entel will offer plans with a maximum speed of 22 Mbps, with an average download speed of 6 Mbps.

Nicolas Brancoli, Vice President of Unit Pacific for Ericsson in Latin America, says: "The partnership between Entel and Ericsson has grown through the various HSPA releases and has delivered tremendous high-speed broadband services to the Chilean market. With the successful introduction of mobile broadband and smartphones on the market, network modernization has become key for operators to continue offering the best experience to their customers while reducing total cost of ownership."

According to estimates from the Mobile World analysts, Entel had just over 8 million customers at the end of June, representing a market share of around 35.5%.

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