Chile says no to ‘4.5G’
Chile’s undersecretary of telecommunications, Pedro Huichalaf, has announced that operators will not be permitted to use the term ‘4.5G’ to describe the evolutions of LTE technology currently being rolled out, describing the early use of the term as “an excess of commercial enthusiasm”. TeleGeography says that Diario Financiero quotes the official as saying that “4.5G is not a technology that will be available in the country, at least at this time”. Huichalaf went on to say that using the term would violate the rights of users. The comments follow announcements from Entel and Movistar regarding their upcoming introduction of carrier aggregation technology, combining frequencies in the 700 MHz and 2600 MHz bands.
- Monday, 21 March 2016