Antel commissioned 5G technology in Tacuarembó


Antel commissioned 5G technology in Tacuarembó

In the presence of the Secretary of the Presidency Alvaro Delgado, Antel activated the 5G mobile connection service in Tacuarembó. The top official pointed out that the company has led technological change without losing its social commitment. In this regard, he highlighted the establishment of radio bases in unconnected areas and extension of fiber optics. “Andel is more Uruguayan than ever,” he assessed.

The event was held on Thursday the 10th at the Tacuarembó Municipal Headquarters. Chairman of Antel, Gabriel Gurmendes; Its vice president is Pablo Lance and the departmental mayor is Wilson Esquerra.

Delgado praised the management of the telco’s current board of directors, which has “made Antelle more Uruguayan than ever.” The company provides better and better services, serves more customers and is cheaper, he said. In addition, “it has made a point in technological development”, without losing its social commitment, he added.

For his part, Gurmendes pointed out that it is the most modern of mobile connectivity services. High-speed technology allows instant calls and connecting thousands of things to the Internet, he said.

The fifth generation will have an impact on the lives of Uruguayans because it will allow them to have a better quality connection, but it also “opens a window to new things.” It is possible to achieve changes in education, health and development of various sectors and industries, he said. “It translates into opportunities for people,” he said.

In another line, Delgado noted the state agency’s decentralizing brand, which implements equity-building activities across the territory. For example, he recalled that the company had proposed to set up around 100 radio stations in inland cities without internet connectivity.

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Precisely, this Thursday in the Tacuarembo city of Rincón de Zamora, a radio station was activated, adding to those installed in 11 cities in the sector, Gurmendes added. Another one will be installed in Lujan in a few weeks, he added. Decentralization is also seen in the expansion of fiber optics at different locations across the country, he said.

Antel plans to invest 2,800,000 dollars in Tacuarembó in 2023, half of which will be allocated to connecting the fifth generation technology.


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