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Claro subsidiary to provide access to new services subscribers demand
PARIS, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- America Movil, the world's third largest wireless service provider, has selected Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to rollout a 4G LTE network in the Dominican Republic.
Alcatel-Lucent is supplying the America Movil subsidiary Claro Dominican Republic with its 4G LTE network overlay solution, enabling faster deployment of ultra-broadband mobile access services including high-definition video and video-on-demand, 10 times-faster high-speed navigation, high definition videoconferencing and online gaming.
The new 4G LTE overlay network, the latest stage in America Movil's Latin American 4G rollout, will cover most of the Dominican Republic's territory and serve up to 80% of its population.
The first stage of the deployment, which is already operational, includes coverage of the major cities in the country.
Omar Acosta, Claro Dominican Republic Marketing Director, said: "With the deployment of our new 4G LTE network, we are definitely ready to make an evolution in the services we offer our customers. Dominicans can now enjoy multiple benefits of the highest mobile broadband speed, in the largest and strongest network of our country. We are pleased to count on an experienced and high-class supplier such as Alcatel-Lucent to help us in this project."
Javier Rey, Alcatel-Lucent Sales Vice President in charge of the America Movil account, said: "By awarding us this new market, along with the ones with Claro Puerto Rico and Claro Uruguay, Alcatel-Lucent has become a strategic LTE supplier with one of the world's top service providers and is a great opportunity to become a trusted partner throughout the region. We look forward to additional deployments in this region as frequencies become available."
CLARO Dominican Republic 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.
Claro Dominican Republic is the leading telecommunications full service provider in the country, with the largest and most efficient network on the market, over which their customers are able to enjoy high-end handsets functionalities and innovative services such as video calls and broadband. It is also the only company that offers a digital television service over Internet Protocol (IPTV). Its almost 6 million customers in the country makes it the industry leader. More information available at www.claro.com.do
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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