Telefonica Moviles (Movistar) has commenced its rollout of a 5G-ready network in El Salvador.
According to InformaTVX, the operator’s CEO Luis Del Cid pledged an initial investment of around US$280 million. The deployment will continue into 2023, with commercial services scheduled to launch as the necessary spectrum is freed up. Movistar is aiming to extend the 5G network to 95% of El Salvador’s population.
“Our new 5G-ready network is a true reflection of the confidence we have in the country’s future and the desire to provide Salvadorans with access to state-of-the-art services” said Del Cid. “Access to this type of technology is a platform to rapidly boost the competitive capacity of the country’s productive sector. This investment positions us as a strategic partner that drives the technological transformation of El Salvador.”