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Chile's WOM calls for temporary spectrum to meet demand

Friday 12 June 2020 | 10:56 CET | News
Chilean mobile operator WOM has called on telecommunications regulator Subtel to follow other countries such as Ecuador and Peru by temporarily freeing up mobile spectrum to meet demand soaring demand, reports local Pauta, citing shareholder Kristopher Brigham. Earlier this month, Subtel revealed that mobile data traffic transmitted over Chile's mobile network increased by around 41 percent year on year to 648,000 TB in March, with consumption set to rise by up to 60 percent in the coming months. "Chile has failed to assign any spectrum for 7 years," said Brigham, adding that "we submitted a

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