Claro Ahead of Schedule in 4G Rollout
Telecom Americas (Claro), the Brazilian mobile subsidiary of Mexico’s America Movil, says that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) rollout programme is currently running well ahead of schedule, allowing it to meet the government’s deadline to launch commercial 4G services in the remaining football 2014 World Cup host cities of Cuiaba, Manaus and Natal.
As a result of rapid rollout Claro hopes to be the first carrier in Brazil to make 4G mobile services available in all twelve host cities, namely: Manaus, Natal, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Fortaleza, Recife and Salvador. National telecoms regulator
In addition to the above, Claro’s LTE network is also available in Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre and in the tourist cities of Campos do Jordao, Bazios and Paraty. It was the first Brazilian mobile network operator to inaugurate 4G on a commercial basis and currently has a footprint of 15 cities, covering over 35 million Brazilians.