Millicom has announced Tigo Paraguay is set to launch 4G/LTE commercial services and high speed internet on all enabled smartphones in March.
The operator’s customers are now able to replace their SIM cards with 4G equivalents free of charge, after Paraguay’s National Telecommunications Council CONATEL approved Tigo Paraguay’s application for a 4G license in the 1,700-2,100 MHz (AWS) band in December.
Tigo is Paraguay’s leading mobile network operator, and secured the license after agreeing to pay USD$45 million for three sub-band blocks.The company said it anticipates 4G having widespread popularity due to its faster internet data speeds and improved, on-the-go access.
“4G technology is an absolute must-have for Paraguay. Consumer growth and demand, with the constant advances in technology, make it necessary, and we are delighted to have reached this important milestone, so that we can bring 4G to our customers,” said Jose Perdomo, chief executive officer (CEO) of Tigo Paraguay. “It is also part of our Digital Lifestyle drive across Latin America, so we can deliver great connectivity for our customers and pave the way for even greater innovations to follow.”