Movistar Announces Plans For LTE Launch

Movistar Peru has begun offering new mobile data plans and Long Term Evolution (LTE)-compatible devices in preparation for the activation of its 4G network in Lima on 2nd January 2014. At launch the network will be available in the Surco, San Borja, Miraflores, San Isidro and La Molina districts of the capital. A spokesperson for the operator, Jose Antonio Cassinelli, explained that the cellco planned to invest USD250million in infrastructure development for LTE. Cassinelli went on, commenting: ‘We have started a new major change in telecommunications in Peru. It will be like going from black and white TV to colour TV.’

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