Alcatel-Lucent and the Ecuadorian state telecoms operator Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT) announced on Thursday the deployment of the first network of 4G LTE mobile broadband in Ecuador. This will cover Guayaquil, Cuenca, Machala and Loja, and the main cities of the Pacific coast and south of the country, without affecting existing 2G and 3G services in the area.
The new network will provide more capacity for mobile broadband and enable a range of services and applications on mobile devices to download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds of 40 Mbps, which should enable for instance, upload a HD videos.
Some of the most important objectives of this agreement are to deploy advanced services and applications in financial centers, industrial and residential high concentration of users, and provide public access to academic and recreational centers. The company said that the coverage of 4G broadband services also extend to rural Ecuador where it is currently limited or nonexistent.
Moreover, with the Alcatel-Lucent 4G LTE solution, the CNT will improve the capacity of its data network and expand national coverage, including the deployment of new services such as high definition video, advanced online gaming, telepresence, e-learning and public safety.
The general manager of the CNT, Cesar Regalado, said that the state agency is committed to continue improving its coverage and quality of connectivity, by providing the highest standards of service by investing in new technology platforms and expanding their networks telecommunications. Bringing mobile broadband high speed to our customers is part of that commitment.
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