operators start dispute for customers

4G: operadoras iniciam disputa por clientes

Cellular operators started the race for the mobile access services market with 4G technology (fourth generation). The six host cities for the Confederations Cup are expected to offer the service by April 30.

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Cellular operators have started the race for the mobile access services market with technology 4G (fourth generation). According to the schedule of Anatel (National Telecommunications Agency), the six host cities of the Confederations Cup (Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza) must have the networks installed to offer the service until April 30th.

4G Packages:

Oi started selling its first 4G plans in Rio de Janeiro yesterday. The packages will begin to be sold in Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador, Recife and Fortaleza from the second half of May.

Claro and Vivo, in turn, decided to anticipate the offer of packages in São Paulo. The deadline for installing the network in São Paulo ends only at the end of the year.

Claro, which already offered the service in 11 cities, started selling yesterday in São Paulo. Vivo informed that it will launch its 4G network next Tuesday in cities like Rio and São Paulo.

Oi’s smartphone franchise in Rio will cost R $ 98 monthly. The service for notebook and tablet modems varies between R $ 125 and R $ 188. At Claro, the cheapest plan for smartphones will cost R $ 219.30 per month. For modems, the monthly fee starts at R $ 79.90.

Vivo’s service will be marketed on the company’s new platform, called MultiVivo, which allows up to six devices to be connected on the same plane.

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