Movistar has launched its 4G HSPA+ network in Colombia. The service will initially be available in 21 cities (Bogota, Cali, Medellin, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cartagena, Cucuta, Tunja, Ibague, Neiva, Villavicencio, Santa Marta, Monteria, Valledupar, Riohacha, Sincelejo, Pasto, Manizales, Pereira, Popayan and Armenia) and 10 municipalities (Soledad, Chia, Cota, Funza, Soacha, Floridablanca, Palmira, Yumbo, Villa del Rosario and Dosquebradas) of Colombia, covering 49 percent of the country’s population. Subscribers will be able to access broadband speeds of 4 Mbps.
Movistar’s 4G HSPA+ offering includes smartphone tariff plans of COP 52,900, including mobile voice, data and SMS services. Tariff plan for modem and tablet users are available for monthly fees starting at COP 29,900 (VAT included), with the first month of service free of charge. The operator also offers smartphones supporting 4G HSPA+ technology, such as Samsung Galaxy SIII, Samsung Galaxy Note, Nokia Lumia 900 and soon the iPhone 5. Movistar 4G subscribers can also acquire the Huawei E353 and ZTE MF699 modems.
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