Nextel to launch 4G in Rio by World Cup

Wednesday 30 April 2014 | 16:19 CET | News
Nextel Brasil is working to launch its 4G network in Rio de Janeiro by the Word Cup, according to CTO Nestor Bergero, reports Teletime. Speaking during the LTE Latin America event, he said the operator will use the 1.8 GHz band, unlike other operators with 4G in the Brazil, that have so far been using 2.5 GHz. In Sao Paulo, the launch of 4G still depends on getting more spectrum, which can happen through an agreement with Univel. The suppler of 4G equipment for Nextel's network is Huawei. Meanwhile, Nextel's 3G network, launched in September 2013, already has 850,000 subscribers.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Huawei China / Nextel
Countries: Brazil
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