Millicom brings LTE to Bolivia

Developing markets operator Millicom, which operates under the Tigo brand in Bolivia, said that it has launched a 4G LTE offering in the country, delivering high speed internet at up to 100Mbps.

The service is the company’s second 4G launch in total as well as in South America, following the launch of 4G in Colombia in December 2013.

Bolivia has more than three million internet users, with 95 per cent going online via a mobile connection. Tigo’s offer includes a $50 per month service allowing multiple devices to connect to the internet via a Mifi device.

At launch, over 50 per cent of the country’s 10.5 million population will be able to access the 4G service and this will increase to 70 per cent of Bolivian people in 170 municipalities by 2018, the company said.

Tigo was the country’s second biggest operator at end-March with 3.4 million subscribers, following Entel with 4.3 million and leading Viva with three million users.

Millicom’s CEO and President, Hans-Holger Albrecht, said: “Today’s launch of the super high-speed service in Bolivia is our latest innovation in the country following the launch of our satellite TV service there in April. It represents our commitment to transforming lives with the digital lifestyle and we hope that the people in Bolivia will enjoy its benefits over the next few years.”

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