Honduras awards America Movil, Millicom 4G licenses

TEGUCIGALPA Wed Oct 2, 2013 5:06pm EDT

The logo of America Movil is seen on the wall of the reception area in the company's corporate offices in Mexico City February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

The logo of America Movil is seen on the wall of the reception area in the company's corporate offices in Mexico City February 13, 2013.

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TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras has awarded Mexican telecoms giant America Movil and emerging markets telecoms group Millicom licenses to offer 4G high-speed mobile services, telecoms commission Conatel said on Tuesday.

America Movil operates under the brand Claro in Honduras, while Millicom operates under the name Tigo. The licenses cost $12.05 million each.

The companies must start operating 4G networks within 18 months, Conatel said.

(Reporting by Gustavo Palencia; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

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