Latin America Closing Digital Gap

December 28th, 2010
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Business News Americas:  The digital gap between Latin America and developed regions like Europe is closing.  Countries like Chile and Brazil will not be far behind their US and European counterparts in launching LTE, Antonio Grande, head of technology for the Telefonica account with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), told BNamericas.  LTE offers 50% more spectral efficiency than other mobile data technologies.

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According to Grande, who is based in Spain, Telefonica's network in Chile is just as advanced or even more so than it is in countries like Germany and the UK; as such, Nokia Siemens Networks is directing significant resources to Latin America.

 

Grande expects Chile and Brazil to launch LTE sometime next year, with access coming initially through dongles and then LTE smartphones becoming available by early 2012.  he digital gap between Latin America and developed regions like Europe is closing, and countries like Chile and Brazil will not be far behind their US and European counterparts in launching LTE, Antonio Grande, head of technology for the Telefonica account with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), told BNamericas.

 

 

 

 

According to Grande, who is based in Spain, Telefonica's network in Chile is just as advanced or even more so than it is in countries like Germany and the UK; as such, Nokia Siemens Networks is directing significant resources to Latin America.  Grande expects Chile and Brazil to launch LTE sometime next year, with access coming initially through dongles and then LTE smartphones becoming available by early 2012.  Read more.....









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