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LTE and HSPA+ Boosting Mobile Broadband Adoption in Latin America

Bellevue, Washington, USA, 21 February 2013

While the first four commercial LTE deployments in Latin America and the Caribbean took place at the end of 2011, there are 14 commercial LTE networks in nine countries today,” said Erasmo Rojas, Director of Latin America and the Caribbean at industry association 4G Americas. “These LTE networks, coupled with 51 commercial HSPA+ mobile broadband networks in the region, reflect hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in the economy and offer vast opportunities for mobile internet connectivity and new user experiences for both the enterprise and consumers.”


Latin America and the Caribbean:

  • 14 commercial LTE networks in Antigua & Barbuda, Bolivia, Brazil (2), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Paraguay (2), Puerto Rico (4) and Uruguay
  • Expected 40 commercial LTE networks by 2015
  • 93,000 LTE connections at end of 2012 (Informa Telecoms & Media)
  • Forecast 2 million LTE connections at the end of 2013; 30 million LTE connections by 2017 (Informa Telecoms & Media) 
  • 81 commercial HSPA networks including 51 HSPA+ networks in 26 countries
  • 120 million HSPA/HSPA+ connections at end of 2012



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