Telefonica Chile selects Samsung for commercial LTE Network

Telefonica Chile (Movistar) has selected Samsung for its commercial LTE network in Chile.

The new mobile network uses Samsung’s advanced and differentiated LTE network solutions, which allows Telefonica in Chile to be able to offer LTE services throughout the country using the latest mobile broadband technology, serving diverse areas that previously lacked high–speed mobile internet access.

This partnership was established between Telefonica and Samsung in February 2013 and it expects to cover over the 95 percent of the country LTE network, including relevant cities such as Concepcion and La Serena. In addition, the two companies will also ensure that 16 of the 20 most populated cities in Chile are covered.

Under the globalization plan for its Networks Business, Samsung has also established an organization, the Technical Support Center based in Santiago, to provide the quickest support for Telefonica Chile’s LTE network and future deployments across Latin America.

“We see the consumer revolution and the need for people to connect to the video is what is moving the Chilean market today. So we opted for 4G technology where video experience is far superior to what customers have seen before. We have a really important coverage in the country and are moving forward to offer most of the country a great 4G LTE service quality, hand in hand with our partnership with Samsung whom we have chosen as a partner due to its expertise and leadership in the world “, explained Roberto Munoz, chief executive officer, Telefonica Chile.

“Samsung is delighted to support the launch of Telefonica Chile’s commercial LTE service. The advanced technology built into this network will allow mobile customers to access content and services faster than ever before,” said Youngky Kim, executive vice president and head, Networks Business, Samsung Electronics.

“This is also a meaningful milestone for Samsung as we look to boost investment and encourage business development in Latin America, one of the fastest growing global mobile markets,” added Kim.

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