Telefónica (O2) testing LTE in the UK, Germany, Brazil and 3 other countries

Telefónica, one of the world’s largest mobile carriers, announced that it has selected six partners in order to launch LTE trials in six countries.

The countries are: the UK, Germany and Czech Republic (where Telefónica operates as O2), Spain and Argentina (where it’s known as Movistar), and Brazil (where it operates as Vivo).

The LTE technology providers selected by Telefónica are: Nokia Siemens Network, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE and NEC. LTE trials should start in the coming months.

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“At Telefónica we are working with the conviction that we can only offer our clients the maximum levels of quality and innovation. To do this, we are defining our strategy and the rollout of LTE with the objective of driving mobile broadband and offering the best service from the moment that the equipment and terminals can support the new standards and are available for sale”, declared Julio Linares, COO of Telefónica.

With LTE, Telefónica hopes to offer data transfer speeds of up to 340Mbps.

Via Press release (PDF link)

Author: Ilinca Nita

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