Telecommunications/Technology

Open Mobile completes 3rd phase of network expansion

Felipe Izquierdo, Open Mobile’s chief sales and marketing officer Felipe Izquierdo, Open Mobile’s chief sales and marketing officer

Wireless provider Open Mobile has completed the third phase of its 4G LTE network expansion project, at a cost of $100 million, to offer faster mobile broadband speeds and additional services, company officials announced Tuesday.

The new development includes the addition of the widest frequency blocks within the 700 MHz band in the industry, which enables greater network capacity to achieve more traffic, which for Open Mobile means more subscribers and services.

“With an investment of more than $100 million, we’ve succeeded in strengthening the San Juan metro area and we’re working to complete the periphery of the island as well as cover leisure, study and business locations,” said Felipe Izquierdo, Open Mobile’s chief sales and marketing officer.

“With each passing day, consumers have a greater need to keep up with the conveniences that the latest technology offers in both signal capability and products,” Izquierdo said. “Open Mobile is offering value in every sense: the best of technology at a fraction of the cost of in comparison to others, great coverage throughout the island, and the expansion of the distribution network that is providing the best service in the industry.”

Open Mobile began rolling out its 4G LTE network last year, with a projected total investment of $250 million.

Coupled with the latest network enhancement, Open Mobile — which has cornered the market of pre-paid wireless services — also announced the availability of four new monthly plans ranging from $39.99 to $64.99.

“The offer we bring is breaking ground in the industry, offering the highest technology products at an accessible price for the consumer. Each plan is set to serve consumer needs either through unlimited calls and text, the fastest speed and data capacity, and best-in-class service,”said Izquierdo.

The new plans are available at more than 150 Open Mobile stores and resellers. In coming months, Open Mobile will begin redesigning its own stores and kiosks, starting with its locations in Trujillo Alto, Cantón Mall in Bayamón, San Patricio Plaza in Guaynabo, and Juana Díaz.

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Business reporter with 25 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other areas of the economy.

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