Movistar Chile calls on NSN for LTE network

The Chilean arm of operator group Telefónica has selected infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks to build its LTE network, The vendor will also help Movistar Chile to expand its 3G network.

The carrier’s 4G network operates in the 2.6 GHz frequency band and its contract with NSN covers the capital area, Greater Santiago, with close to six million inhabitants, as well as other cities such as Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.

The two firms have a history of working together, said NSN, pointing out that in 2011, it signed an LTE contract with Telefónica (O2) in Germany, and in 2012 for Telefónica (O2) in the United Kingdom.

“Introducing the LTE network will give the best possible mobile broadband experience to our customers” said Gustavo Marambio, CTO at Movistar Chile. “NSN has been our trusted mobile broadband technology vendor for a decade and we are excited to continue our successful collaboration with this new LTE contract and the expansion of our 3G contract.”

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