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Chilean 4G connections up 21% to over 15 mln

Friday 21 June 2019 | 11:01 CET | News
The number of 4G-LTE connections in Chile reached 15.5 million at the end of the first quarter of 2019, up 21.3 percent compared to a year earlier, according to the latest report from telecom regulator Subtel. Total mobile penetration (3G+4G) increased from 90.7 percent to 97.9 percent at the end of March, with Entel continuing as market leader, accounting for 32.5 percent of all lines, followed by Movistar (22.9%), Claro (22.1%), Wom (20.0%), VTR (1.4%), Virgin (1.0%). Smartphones accounted for 79.9 percent of all internet accesses in Chile at the end of Q1, added Subtel.

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Companies: Claro / Entel / Movistar / Subtel / VTR / WOM
Countries: Chile
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