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End-to-end 4G LTE network to be fully deployed in Montevideo with additional rollouts in Uruguay through 2014 offering customers HD video, video on demand, high speed navigation and other services
PARIS, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has supplied Claro Uruguay, a division of leading global wireless service provider America Movil, with an end-to-end 4G LTE network that will be fully deployed and operational in Montevideo by February 2014. Additional phases of network deployment in 2014 will increase the coverage in Montevideo and other cities.
The new network, which is part of America Movil's Latin American 4G rollout, includes Alcatel-Lucent's end-to-end LTE solution and industry-leading IP Networking technology. Claro Uruguay customers can expect some of the most advanced wireless broadband services with ultra high speeds. The advanced LTE network is an overlay of existing 3G and will enable services such as HD video with Video on Demand, at least 10 times faster high-speed navigation, high definition videoconferencing, online gaming and other applications
Horacio Alvarellos, Claro Uruguay Director, said: "We are delighted that Alcatel-Lucent was able to bring our new network into service so quickly. The deployment of 4G LTE is very important for Claro to expand our competitiveness in Wireless Broadband and offer new services to our customers. Especially for our customers in Montevideo and other urban areas it is important to offer a range of alternative services and improve coverage."
Javier Rey, Alcatel-Lucent Sales Vice President in charge of the America Movil account, said: "This deal positions Alcatel-Lucent as a strategic LTE supplier with one of the world's top service providers and is a great opportunity to become a trusted partner of Claro AUP (Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay). We look forward to additional deployments in this region as frequencies become available."
Claro Uruguay is a subsidiary of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. BMV: AMX [NYSE: AMX]. [NASDAQ: AMOV] [LATIBEX: XAMXL], the leading provider of telecommunications services in Latin America, with business in 16 countries of the American continent.
The brand Claro is present in Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Republica Dominicana, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico and Uruguay
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