Vivo Launches 4G in Curitiba

Brazil’s leading mobile operator by subscribers Vivo has launched commercial 4GLTE services in Curitiba, the state capital of Parana, increasing its coverage of ultra-high speed mobile services to 17 cities.

Vivo’s launch is also ahead of schedule when it comes to Anatel’s proposed rollout schedule: Curitiba, a 2014 World Cup host city, should receive the technology by 31 December 2013.

At launch, Vivo has inaugurated 4G services in 30 areas of the city, serving at least 50% of the population there – as per the terms and conditions of its license award. Going forward, Vivo intends to ramp up its service coverage in the region, as well as rolling out 4G to a number of Rio Grande do Sul state localities in the next few months.

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