Sep 18, 2012

Telecoms America (Claro) deploys first LTE sites in Sao Paulo

America Movil’s (AM’s) Brazilian mobile service provider Telecom Americas (Claro) has commenced 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network trials in the area of Joquei Clube in Sao Paulo, having previously launched trials of the technology in the capital Brasilia, Campos do Jordao (Sao Paulo), Paraty and Buzios (Rio de Janeiro). The latest trial will use equipment provided by Ericsson, reaching peak speeds of 80Mbps, Teletime reports, citing Claro Brasil CEO Carlos Zenteno as saying. According to Zenteno, Claro plans to commercially launch itsLTE network in Brazil by April 2013.