DirecTV, owned by AT&T, has begun to provide fixed wireless 5G Internet in some neighborhoods of Bogotá, Colombia’s capital city. It is the first 5G Internet network in the country. In this way, the Satellite TV operator expands its double play offering (TV + Internet) into this new area, a service it has been supplying for several years in Colombia.
Among the Colombian cities where DirecTV has been providing Internet service for some time, we may mention Cali, Barranquilla, Santa Marta, Villavicencio, Barrancabermeja and Palmira. The company also offers Internet in some Brazilian and Argentine cities and has been awarded licenses to provide the service in several South American countries.
The brand new 5G service was made available in Kennedy last week and it will soon become available in Engativá, another neighborhood of the capital city. According to DirecTV website, this technology may reach speed of 100 Mbps. Ericsson, Gemtek and Qualcomm Technologies have cooperated with the DTH provider in this project.
“Once again following market trends and our vocation to innovate and respond to users’ needs, we have worked jointly with leading technology companies in order to offer the first standalone 5G network in the region, which will make it possible for households to access high speed connection and new services, among other benefits,” asserted DirecTV executive José Vamos.