Nextel Offers Cellular Service

Jorge Atton, Undersecretary of Telecommunications; Claudio Hidalgo, Nextel Chile, and Leonardo Cerda, corporate communications manager at Nextel Chile

In May, Nextel Chile announced the launch of its cellular service with next generation voice and data. It already offers a mobile broadband service, which began operations in March.

“Two years ago we took on a great challenge: to enter the Chilean market as an integrated mobile communications operator. The task was daunting and challenging because very few dare to develop a new business in a market so consolidated as ours. But here we are today,” said Claudio Hidalgo, president of Nextel Chile.

Nextel Chile is owned by NII Holdings Inc., a US-based provider of mobile communications services to clients in Latin America.