Claro Peru is now offering commercial fixed-wireless 5G broadband via its 3.5GHz spectrum holding.
The operator, which is owned by Mexico’s America Movil, was authorized to use the frequency for 5G New Radio (NR) services earlier this month by Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) in a bid to address escalating demand for internet connectivity and increase 5G adoption. Rival operator Entel received the same permission.
Claro Sales and Distribution Director Hugo Gonzalez said: “We have been working with these tests since 2019 and preparing our network, which is now ready to immediately launch our 5G commercially.”
Currently, Claro’s 5G service is only available in the capital of Lima, and is limited to eight of the city’s districts: Ancon, Asia, Chaclacayo, Cieneguilla, Lurin, Santa Eulalia, and Santa Maria del Mar. The operator plans to extend the reach of its service across the city and into other provinces.
TeleGeography reports that Claro at present has just one pricing tariff available for 5G, with users paying a monthly fee of PEN109 (US$29.2) for download speeds of up to 50Mbps.