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Claro adds 18 sectors in 12 towns to high-speed network

Claro conducted speed tests in the new sectors added to its mobile broadband network.

Claro, Puerto Rico’s largest telecommunications service provider, announced Wednesday the addition of more sectors to its broadband network offering mobile speeds of up to 100 Mbps, through a $370 million investment announced in October.

This week, 18 sectors in 12 towns join the ever-growing list, the company announced. The sectors are located in rural areas and urban centers in the towns of Aguada, Quebradillas, Camuy, Adjuntas, Añasco, Canóvanas, Comerío, Manatí, Juana Díaz, Lajas, San Sebastián and Vega Alta.

The new sectors join the 41 previously announced, as this media outlet reported.

The evolution of Claro’s mobile network combines the use of new spectrum and “carrier aggregation” technology that joins all available frequencies to provide faster navigation — up to 4 times faster — representing an increase of up to 230 percent coverage and more capacity.

The network upgrade is expected to be completed during 2017.

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