Ecuador

Ecuador looks for private administrator for CNT
PuntoNet, Speedcast connect Galapagos Islands
Movistar expands LTE network to Loja, Portoviejo
Movistar extends 4G network to Imbabura region
Chile looks to end roaming charges with Brazil
Movistar launches VoLTE in Ecuador
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Claro announces USD450 million three-year investment plan
Movistar adds Manta to 4G LTE network
Movistar expands 4G LTE coverage to Riobamba, Latacunga
Movistar extends LTE network to Santo Domingo
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Telefonica, ZTE deploy vIMS in LatAm ahead of VoLTE rollout
Claro Ecuador’s 4G reaches Puerto Ayora in Galapagos Islands
MVNO Monday Q&A – Tuenti
Telefonica Ecuador gets USD75m World Bank funding to continue 4G expansion
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Ecuador strengthens telecoms ministry, regulator powers with decree
Telefonica to expand LatAm pay-TV presence; AT&T considers DirecTV options
O3b gives high speed connectivity to CNT’s Galapagos subscribers
Movistar LTE reaches Guayaquil
Claro Ecuador joins rivals in LTE market
TVCable group investing USD60m in three years
Telefonica’s Tuenti MVNO sub-brand launched in Ecuador
Ecuador’s Movistar rolls out 4G in Quito
Movistar sets USD150m 4G budget
PuntoNet selects Calix to support GPON network transformation, residential expansion
CNT's LTE rollout takes the high road to Cuenca
New regulatory body Arcotel now operating under reformed Telecoms Act
PON your marks, get set... CNT out of the blocks with high speed fibre
Claro, Movistar sign contracts for 4G coverage
CNT expands LTE coverage
City utilities firm wants to tap 4G market
4G orgy: cellcos rush to launch LTE following licensing
Claro, Movistar paying USD330m for 4G licences
Claro, Movistar reach 4G agreement with government
President Correa queries telecoms tax, regulatory legislation
Half a million Ecuadorians to use mobile money in 2015, bank reckons
Ecuador reaches 35,000km fibre, targets 45,000km by end-2017
PCCS cable lands in Ecuador
Telecoms sector revamp bill enters parliament for discussion
CNT's CDMA mobile services switched off, in favour of LTE
CNT’s LTE ‘nationwide’ in two years
TVCable utilising Casa in second-phase expansion
President announces rural telecoms development fund
CNT markets LTE on handsets at last; rivals’ 4G negotiations stalled?
Two foreign companies named as prospective new entrants
Mobile operators facing extra 12% state tax
Brazilian antitrust agency Cade approves AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV ‘without restrictions’
MNP processing time reduced to 24 hours
Conatel approves passive infrastructure sharing amendments
MVNO, roaming regulations near to implementation
Mobile QoS standards enter force
Claro must pay USD123m overdue tax bill
Ministry signs pledge for 90% broadband coverage by 2017
CNT preparing 4G smartphone packages for July
AT&T agrees purchase of DirecTV; deal worth USD67.1bn in cash, stock and debt
LTE spectrum for Claro, Movistar anticipated this year
CNT spending near USD500m this year
CNT launches LTE data packages for pre- and post-paid users
Claro’s anti-competition fine suspended
Phone registration system launches in March
Claro fined for anticompetitive practices
Claro Ecuador launches mobile VoD service
Claro scolded over coverage, joins Movistar on naughty-step
Movistar ordered to stop promoting 3G in five locations due to poor service
CNT claims Claro obstructing base station expansion
Regulations approved to increase internet penetration
Regulator fines Claro, Movistar for breaching concessions
CNT launching LTE next month
CNT selects second LTE vendor, Alcatel-Lucent onboard alongside Huawei
Conatel amending regulations to stimulate broadband expansion, usage
Cable duct sharing regulations, other underground network reforms approved
Movistar, Claro begin negotiating for more spectrum
CNT’s LTE network in deployment
Ministry heralds PCCS cable as great leap forward
Ecuadorian number portability accelerates
Government to begin 4G licence negotiations with cellcos, vice-president indicates
Supertel issues recommendations on MVNOs, spectrum management/sharing
Telecoms law approved
CNT investing USD437m in infrastructure
Anti-trust agency cancels tower location contracts
Supertel asks cellcos to cover unserved communities
CNT investing USD30m in LTE launch
CNT awarded spectrum for LTE
Setar, CWC, UTS, Telconet unite for Pacific Caribbean Cable System deployment
ETAPA rolling out DTH followed by IPTV
Ecuador adopts Asian 700MHz plan, fourth LatAm country to do so
CNT’s internet port capacity raised by 300 times in six years
CNT rolling out third phase of CDMA 450 network
Telconet uses Hughes satellite equipment for state broadband project
KT Corp negotiating stake in CNT?
Mobile competition regulations due in around three months
Alcatel-Lucent to roll out 3G network for CNT
Trans-telco awards Iskratel VDSL2 contract
Status quo encore in Ecuador
Movistar shuts down CDMA network
Movistar turning off CDMA in favour of GSM/HSPA
Pre-paid registration stalls Q3 cellular growth; mobile internet users reach 1.3m
Telecoms bill criticised for favouring public sector; competition law takes effect
Ministry adopts policies to support 75% broadband coverage, LTE rollout
Movistar launches HSPA+ in Quito
Regulator says mobile subscribers reach 15.7 million
Nine months for expectant ministry to deliver SIM registration measures
Alegro sacks CDMA for HSPA
America Movil defeats Ecuador damages claim
Telmex Ecuador follows Porta in Claro rebranding
Utility ETAPA tapping mobile broadband market
Porta becomes Claro
America Movil’s Ecuadorian unit to adopt Claro brand, test LTE, up CAPEX by 45%
Movistar expands HSPA to Loja
Ecuador’s fixed broadband lines increase by 10.7% in three months
Pay-TV provider is CNT’s Media darling and triple-play-mate
CNT-Alegro merger complete; service bundles to be launched
CNT to sink USD40m into Alegro in a year
Telecsa to be absorbed by CNT
Oh snap: EEQ’s got the power, but can’t use it
Suptel reports 29,000 number portability requests
Ecuador passes two million fixed lines
CNT deploys 135,000 lines in first year
Infrastructure sharing legislation approved by telecoms council
Disappointing child Etapatelecom moves back home with parent
Alegro will roll out own GSM network next year
Alegro gets Venezuela's CANTV on board
CNT to invest USD300m this year
Movistar Ecuador raises annual investment budget by 30% to USD130m
Alegro PCS may have found its white knight
Ecuador reshuffles telecoms sector, tightens state control
Scheme aims to connect 4,000 new broadband schools this year
Alegro says supply chain contract crucial to its recovery
State cellco close to hooking foreign partner
Ecuador's kids to go google-eyed
CNT launches WiMAX in Loja
Porta and Movistar’s investments not affected by global economy
Ecuador on course for number portability
National telco CNT teams up with iBasis
Mobile lines reach 11.5 million, says regulator
Antel invited to partner Telecsa
Three potential investors for Alegro
Correa gives Telecsa a year to turn business around
CNT to deploy 20,000 fixed-wireless lines this year
CNT to cut fixed line rates in half, announces WiMAX investment plan
New national telco spreading cheaper broadband
Etapatelecom goes cross-country
Mobile base up to 11.3 million
Andinatel and Pacifictel complete merger to create national state telco CNT
Correa confirms new telecoms and IT ministry
Porta’s 3G plans revealed
Porta expands 3G to Manta
Andinatel continues rural expansion
Referendum gives Correa greater control over telecoms
Pacifictel expands WiLL network
Merged state operator to launch next week
America Movil earmarks USD3 billion for Ecuador
Pacifictel selects Airspan for WiMAX rollout
Supertel says teledensity stands at 13.3%
Shake-up for telecoms sector on horizon
CentroSur to begin broadband services
Andinatel awards broadband contracts to Huawei, Alca-Lu
Pacifictel installs rural WiLL lines
Quito utility orders power line broadband network
Conatel defines a line
Power company rolling out fibre broadband network
State fixed, mobile operators take step towards integration
Regulator approves 3G licence fees
Telmex Internacional files preliminary prospectus ahead of listings
Wireless subscriber base up to 10.48 million
Number portability bill approved
Someone’s rolling out WiMAX, Cumbaya
Confirmed: Porta paid in full to save licence
America Movil pays up to stay in Ecuador
Porta: ‘Its not over’; ‘Oh yes it is,’ says government
Telefonica’s social networking
America Movil to lose licence, says report
Porta told to raise licence bid for third time
Movistar wins new 15-year contract
Movistar closes legacy network
Andinatel lays out broadband, IPTV, fixed line plans
Porta and Movistar concession renewal discussions continue
Andinatel seeks 11% fixed line growth
Etapa Telecom reveals future plans
Huawei rolls out NGN for Etapatelecom
A million Ecuadorians use web, says regulator
Senatel gives Porta a week to make its mind up
PuntoNet punts for Airspan
Porta ordered to pay USD40 million in back taxes
Movistar to shut down AMPS/TDMA network on 31 March
Renewal of wireless concessions won’t come cheap
Porta touts nationwide 3G by year-end; refuses to pay USD27m fine
Porta ticked off over phone rates rounding
Suptel orders Movistar to install pre-paid redundancy system
Transelectric rolls out 460km PLC network
Ecuador withdraws threat to terminate AM’s licence
Suptel asks cellcos to improve quality
Andinatel encourages dial-up users to migrate to broadband
EEQ electrifies market
Licence renewal negotiations start
Alegro foregoes GSM rollout to rent capacity
ETAPA taps into NGN technology to quench thirst for IP
AM unit given deadline extension
Pacifictel to tender line rollout and repair contracts
Andinatel expands broadband services
Telefonica’s Ecuadorian cable link inaugurated
AM given ultimatum: shape up or ship out
9.64m mobile subscribers at end-September, reports regulator
Suptel wants harsher sanctions for cellcos
Porta reprieved
Telefonica to test Ecuadorian cable next month
Suptel gets tough with Porta
Andinatel permitted to enter cable market
‘Fresh slate’ contract negotiations to start next month
Correa tells AM: ‘pay up or get out’
New ministry should simplify sector, says President
Pacifictel keeps up wireline growth
Mobile users up to 9.25 million
Cellcos shut down AMPS/TDMA services
Movistar sets TDMA cut-off date
Telefónica’s Ecuador link open for business in November
Government looks at BPL possibilities
Telmex offer prompts state to tighten monopoly laws
Ecutel sold to Telmex, report says
Ecuadorian BPL trial successful says Canadian firm
Telefónica requests permission to land
Únete and ViaSat roll out Ecuadorian network
TVCable choses Airspan for WiMAX expansion
Pacifictel plans fixed wireless offering
Regulator imposes mobile price cuts
Wireless users approach eight million
Alegro and Ericsson agree on financing for GSM overlay
Pacifictel, Alegro market fixed line service
Ecuador’s mobile base migrating to GSM
Airspan supplies PuntoNet with WiMAX and VoIP solutions
Porta awards USD12.2 million contract to Tecnomen
Manabi to get new broadband provider
Alegro to migrate to GSM platform
Alegro PCS ends Swedtel tie-up
ETAPA expands services to capital
New regulations to be publicly debated
State mulls Andinatel, Pacifictel share sale
BlackBerries are not the only fruit for Movistar
Ecuadorian mobile market grows by 75%
Pacifictel aims for 150,000 new lines
Internet users reach half a million
Andinatel announces Quito ADSL launch
Government preparing for spectrum auction in two years
Andinatel removes more heads than Henry VIII in a year
Confusion reigns in Andinatel interconnection dispute
Fraud costs telcos USD240 million per annum
Linkotel accuses Pacifictel of hampering its development
Movistar launches GSM service
Mobile subscriber base tops five million
State telcos still lead the way
Interlink opens Ecuador office
Interlink expands VoIP operations with Ecuadorean subsidiary
Government owes mobile operators USD52.2 million
Interconnect charges down
Porta agrees to pay for billing errors
Porta must repay customers
Mobile ops accused
Andinatel unveils plans to boost rural coverage
Mobile subscribers top 4.7 million in May
Porta facing over-billing suit
Etapa wants to alter mobile deal
Regulator accuses Porta of using illegal billing methods
State to run third telecoms tender
Mobile still on the up
Pacifictel incensed over Andinatel’s USD27 million in late payments
Conecel to upgrade network
Another fine mess
Porta claiming USD30 million
Andinatel takes control at Telecsa
Andinatel predicts fall in 2004 profits
Newcomer claims success in wireless market
Ecuador still looking for fixed line partner
Conecel teams up with Nokia for network expansion
TEM completes acquisition of three of BellSouth’s Latino cellcos
Etapa gears up for mobile launch
Mobile use still soaring in Ecuador
Etapa mulls wireless agreement
Corporate internet use surges
Pacifictel sets goals for 2004
Pacifictel announces debt reduction strategy
Transelectric will complete nationwide backbone by mid-2005
Regulator orders wide ranging shake-up at underperforming state-run fixed line telcos
PWC to supervise Pacifictel/Andinatel hiring process
President orders sweeping management changes at state-run telcos
812,359 installed lines for Andinatel
Start-up sets targets
Sole bidder for management contract
Fixed line teledensity rises to 12.18%
Seven buy bidding rules
Wanted: management for incumbent telcos
New cellco contracts Ericsson for 3G network build
Telecsa awards Eric USD68 million deal
Cellcos to launch new mobile data services
Pacifictel ordered to pay up or give up Telecsa stake
Partner wanted for new mobile venture
América Móvil to deploy EDGE