In April the operation of Wom Colombia begins
Wom get ready for operate in Colombia, the company has already achieved complete interconnection with the operators, Claro and ETB, expect in a few days to finish the processes with Movistar and Tigo-Une, make connectivity tests and in April show its commercial offer.
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Since yesterday, on the page web: www.wom.coColombians interested in being contacted by the company can leave their data to be the first to know the offers that the company brings, while the other companies are preparing the counterweights in the commercial offers.
The company passed one of the most extensive processes with the interconnection of networks, in which the Communications Commission had to intervene.
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On December 28, the CRC forced the operators: Sure, Tigo-Une to allow access to their networks by the new agent. It also determined that Wom will have the benefits of being a new player in the mobile telephony market and that these “conditions cannot be extended to another provider that has the same shareholder and that has been in the market for some time, as is the case of Avantel“, Said the entity.
Among the benefits provided in the general regulation for the provider that has the status of inbound, is that it is predicted solely and exclusively with respect to the traffic and calls made from that network.
Even A schedule was established for the interconnection to materialize, with Claro, Tigo-Une, that term expires in four months after the determination of the CRC, that is, at the end of April.
Operators need to have access to each other’s networks so that there is effective communication between them, even there is an additional value that the operators pay each other for National Roaming, a service in agreement in the networks to offer additional coverage in voice, data and text message services throughout the country.
Fabián Hernández, President CEO Telefonica Movistar Colombia said that “Competition will always be beneficial for the market and motivating, that is why with the arrival of Wom we negotiated with them without the need for the intervention of the CRC”.
Movistar It is the operator that hosts the largest number of virtual mobile operators, one of them being the one with the largest market share, thus giving more value to our networks, but also serving as a platform for other agents.
For his part Of course He noted that he complied with the CRC order last Wednesday, before the time expired.
“The other operators are finalizing details and in a few days it will be complete,” he argued. Wom.
Of course he pointed out that it was Wom who got up from the negotiation table and decided that it was the authority who would define the conditions and terms of the interconnection, implemented the interconnection in 5 nodes of the mobile network and in 7 nodes of the fixed network and reiterated that competition is welcome always complying with the laws and regulations in force.
“Our message is: welcome, we are here to compete in a fair fight,” said Hernández. For its part, Wom continues to make progress in the nationwide deployment of its 4G network and they hope to finish 2021 with 2,500 installed antennas.
In addition to meeting the commitments of the 2019 spectrum auction, reaching 675 rural populations where there were no services for the first time.
Connectivity in San Andrés
Like Claro, Tigo and Movistar, Wom is working on the deployment of infrastructure in San Andrés and Providencia.
There it hopes to build 14 base stations to improve its conditions of access to mobile telephony services.
“In our commitment we seek to provide networks to San Andrés, of course, there are things we are working on with the MinTIC, because the price of the submarine cable from the island to Colombia seems very high, but we want to ensure that our infrastructure can be deployed ”expressed Chris Bannister, presidente de Wom.