Chile’s Entel Claims Fastest Broadband Network in Latin America

Source: Developing Telecoms

Latin America’s fastest broadband network is being launched by the Chilean market leader Entel. Based on HSPA Evolution technology from Ericsson, the network will allow peak data rates of 42Mbps.

Increasing use of smartphones and advanced mobile applications has caused a surge in data traffic across Entel’s network. The dual carrier HSPA tech increases network capacity, supporting new revenue streams for operators by enabling internet browsing via mobile.

The operator will provide commercial plans with a maximum speed of 22 Mbps, with download speeds averaging at 6 Mbps. Entel’s CEO Antonio Büchi described the DC-HSPA+ network as “the most advanced mobile broadband network in the country”.

Nicolas Brancoli, Vice President of Unit Pacific for Ericsson in Latin America, said: “[We have] delivered tremendous high-speed broadband services to the Chilean market. With the successful introduction of mobile broadband and smartphones on the market, network modernisation has become key for operators to continue offering the best experience to their customers while reducing total cost of ownership.”

 

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