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Ecuador mobile lines up 3% to 15.9 mln, over half of them 4G

Published 30 Oct 2019 12:05 CET | Ecuador

The number of active mobile lines in Ecuador hit 15.89 million at the end of August, up around 3 percent or 470,000 more than a year earlier, according to the latest data ...

Ecuador scraps sales tax on smartphones, tablets, PCs

Published 25 Oct 2019 11:45 CET | Ecuador

The Ecuadorian government has eliminated a 15 percent tax on sales of smartphones and a 10 percent tax on tablets and PCs, reports local daily El Universal. The government ...

Claro Ecuador revenues dip 1% to USD 327 mln in Q3

Published 16 Oct 2019 11:39 CET | Ecuador

Claro Ecuador reported revenues of USD 327 million in the third quarter, down 1.3 percent year on year, with service revenues dipping 0.9 percent to USD 275 million. Mobile ...

Virgin Mobile finally set to launch Ecuador MVNO

Published 26 Sep 2019 12:01 CET | Ecuador

Virgin Mobile is finally poised to launch as an MVNO in Ecuador over two years after securing its licence, reports Telesemana, citing a tweet from telecom minister Andres ...

Claro Ecuador trialling 5G in Guayaquil

Published 16 Sep 2019 14:25 CET | Ecuador

Claro (America Movil) has conducted a range of 5G demonstrations at an event organised by the country's telecom ministry at Guayaquil's Palacio de Cristal venue. The ...

Telefonica mulling sale of Ecuador unit for up to EUR 800 mln - report

Published 06 Sep 2019 11:39 CET | Ecuador, Spain

Telefonica has begun exploring the sale of its Ecuador unit as part of an ongoing process to reduce its debt pile and boost its share price, according to unnamed sources ...

Ecuador to hold tender for CNT concession next year

Published 05 Sep 2019 15:44 CET | Ecuador

Ecuador's government will finally hold a tender for a concession to run the country's state-owned operator CNT by the end of Q1 2020, local daily La Hora reports. CNT's chief ...

Claro to invest USD 500 mln in Ecuador over next 3 years

Published 29 Aug 2019 15:36 CET | Ecuador

Claro (America Movil) intends to invest a total of USD 500 million to boost its mobile coverage and upgrade networks in Ecuador over the next three years, Reuters reports, ...

DirecTV Go launches as standalone OTT service in Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay

Published 09 Aug 2019 09:28 CET | Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay

AT&T-owned satellite TV provider DirecTV has announced the official launch of its OTT platform DirecTV Go as a standalone subscription service in Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay ...

CNT to bring free Wi-Fi to 100,000 residents in Canar

Published 07 Aug 2019 14:41 CET | Ecuador

Ecuador's state-owned operator CNT announced a deal with the southern Canar province to install a number of Wi-Fi hotspots in underserved areas as part of two-year project to ...

Banks ready to help Ecuador tender 20-year CNT concession

Published 29 Jul 2019 10:58 CET | Ecuador

Ecuador's state-owned operator CNT announced that 9 investment banks have expressed an interest in a tender to help it find a private sector partner. Over 20 companies had ...

Ecuador to release 3.5GHz spectrum for 5G next year

Published 22 Jul 2019 12:26 CET | Ecuador

The Ecuadorian government has announced further details of its new "Digital Ecuador" strategy at an event in Quito, including plans to allocate 3.5GHz spectrum next year to ...

Claro Ecuador's Q2 revenues stagnate y-on-y, up 2.4% sequentially to USD 334 mln

Published 18 Jul 2019 07:43 CET | Ecuador

Claro Ecuador saw its Q2 revenues remain practically unchanged at USD 334 million from a year before but began to grow again after several quarters of mild declines, ...

Tuenti Ecuador targeting 1 mln customers by end of 2019

Published 01 Jul 2019 15:40 CET | Ecuador

Telefonica Ecuador's MVNO Tuenti has reached 800,000 customers in the country and is targeting the 1-million customer milestone by the end of the year, reports local daily ...

Huawei to carry out first 5G trials in Ecuador

Published 26 Jun 2019 11:50 CET | Ecuador

Ecuador is preparing for its first trials of 5G technology, to be carried out by Huawei, according to executives of the Chinese telecommunications giant cited by local daily ...

DirecTV Go OTT service available in four more LatAm countries

Published 26 Jun 2019 11:18 CET | Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay

AT&T-owned satellite TV provider DirecTV has extended the availability of its OTT platform DirecTV Go to Argentina, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay following last year's commercial ...

Chile and Ecuador reach 3-year telecom cooperation deal

Published 10 Jun 2019 12:09 CET | Chile, Ecuador

Chile's Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications has signed a mutual cooperation agreement with Ecuador's Ministry of Telecommunications and the Information Society to ...

Ecuador targets 98% broadband coverage by 2021

Published 23 May 2019 11:27 CET | Ecuador

The Ecuadorian government has announced an ambitious new ICT strategy that aims to increase broadband coverage from the current figure of 35 percent of households to 98 ...

Ecuador regulator Arcotel changes director yet again

Published 03 May 2019 11:24 CET | Ecuador

Ecuador's Agency for Regulation and Control of Telecommunications (Arcotel) has announced the appointment of Ricardo Freire as its new executive director, replacing Ruth ...

Ecuador 4G lines up over a third to 7.5 mln

Published 03 May 2019 11:04 CET | Ecuador

Ecuador's 4G-LTE connections reached the figure of 7.5 million at the end of February, around 36 percent more than a year earlier, according to the latest data published by ...

Claro Ecuador Q1 revenues up 3% on higher subs, handset sales

Published 30 Apr 2019 11:58 CET | Ecuador

Claro Ecuador reported revenues of USD 26 million in the first quarter, up 3.3 percent year on year but slightly down sequentially. Mobile service revenues at America Movil's ...

Ecuador's TVCable picks Comarch field service management system

Published 13 Mar 2019 13:53 CET | Ecuador

Comarch has announced that it recently finalised the implementation of its Field Service Management (FSM) system for Ecuadorian cable operator Grupo TVCable with a view to ...

Ecuador's Netlife and PuntoNet top fixed network speed ranking in 2018

Published 06 Mar 2019 15:44 CET | Ecuador

Ecuadorian operators PuntoNet and Netlife posted by far the fastest fixed internet download speeds in the country between January and December 2018, according to nearly ...

Telefonica, Ericsson ink new network operations deal

Published 27 Feb 2019 09:06 CET | Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Ericsson and Telefonica have signed a new four-to-six-year managed services agreement for AI-powered network operations in the UK, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Uruguay. Under ...

Movistar tops Ecuador 4G speed and availability ranking

Published 22 Feb 2019 15:51 CET | Ecuador

Movistar (Telefonica) offers the fastest 4G speed and availability in Ecuador, according to the first mobile network survey conducted in the country by OpenSignal. The ...

 

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