Amid the last few months of uncertainty, connectivity services have proved essential in continuing to connect businesses and individuals alike. While many other industries slow down, mobile operators press ahead to upgrade mobile experiences for its subscribers. In Colombia, for example, Tigo recently deployed 700 MHz spectrum in the country to better bring 4G connectivity to at least 1,600 new locations.
This follows a spectrum auction in December 2019 where Tigo and Claro both obtained spectrum in the 700 MHz band, and 30 Mhz of 2.5 GHz spectrum was awarded to Claro. And despite 5G deployment taking a backseat in some countries over the past few months, it’s anticipated that Colombia will still deploy 5G in 2020 along with Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile, according to Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report. Indeed, the first 3.5 GHz 5G pilot in Colombia began in May, conducted by Movistar and Huawei. As more consumers get connected, and demand rises for faster, more seamless mobile experiences, 5G will become increasingly fundamental to deliver the mobile experiences users expect.
In this report, Tutela has evaluated over 1 billion records in Common Coverage Areas across Colombia, including more than 14 million speed tests and 212 million latency tests, collected between December 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020.