Telefonica and Ericsson have announced that they will deploy El Salvador’s first 4G LTE network.
The agreement is part of a larger deal with Telefonica in Central America, under which Ericsson will continue providing 2G, 3G and LTE networks (including all hardware and services). With the expansion of Telefonica’s LTE network to El Salvador, subscribers will have access to a higher level of service and faster network speeds.
Ericsson Consumer Lab report shows that 40% of the 3G users surveyed in El Salvador planned to upgrade to LTE once it becomes available. In addition, around 45% of consumers in El Salvador rated highly the need to remain updated, followed by the need for accessibility at 37%.
With 4G LTE, the user experience with more capacity-demanding applications — such as interactive TV, mobile video blogging, advanced games and professional services — will be enhanced, said Ericsson.