Movilnet deploys 13 new base stations in February

Monday, March 14, 2011

Venezuelan state-owned mobile telephony operator Movilnet deployed 13 new base stations during February in the states of Vargas, Bolívar, Yaracuy, Amazonas and Zulia, the company said in a statement.

The operator deployed seven GSM stations, as well as three UMTS and three CDMA stations, according to the report.

In deploying these new base stations, Movilnet - fully controlled by state-run telecommunications operator Cantv - will expand coverage in areas where it currently offers service, and will also provide mobile voice in areas where it did not previously offer such service.

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