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Andean Community countries cut roaming charges by 60-80%

Published 22 Jul 2020 11:29 CET | Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

In Peru the maximum price per MB of data has fallen by 75 percent to PEN 0.02, while inbound and outbound voice calls are PEN 0.35 a minute, around 80 percent lower than the ...

Claro Ecuador revenues plummet 28% in Q2, loses nearly 600,000 mobile subs

Published 15 Jul 2020 11:23 CET | Ecuador

Claro Ecuador (America Movil) reported revenues of USD 242 million in the second quarter of 2020, down 27.5 percent year on year due to the heavy impact of the country's ...

CenturyLink extends Ecuador fibre network to Colombia

Published 16 Jun 2020 11:34 CET | Ecuador

US-based operator CenturyLink announced a further expansion of its fibre-optic network infrastructure in Ecuador to facilitate the technological development and digital ...

Ecuador launches USD 50 mln Galapagos undersea cable project

Published 29 May 2020 12:06 CET | Ecuador

A new project has been launched to build an undersea cable connecting mainland Ecuador with the Galapagos Islands archipelago, reports local daily El Universo, citing the ...

Ecuador frees up spectrum to cushion Covid-19 impact

Published 28 May 2020 11:55 CET | Ecuador

Ecuador's telecommunications ministry (Mintel) has announced plans to temporarily free up mobile spectrum with a view to alleviating the impact of the Covid-19 impact on ...

Claro Ecuador revenues down 6% in Q1 on Covid-19 impact

Published 29 Apr 2020 12:00 CET | Ecuador

Claro Ecuador (America Movil) reported revenues of USD 307 million in the first quarter of 2020, down 5.9 percent year on year following recent quarterly rises and attributed ...

ViacomCBS launches Paramount+ OTT platform in Ecuador

Published 19 Mar 2020 14:24 CET | Ecuador

ViacomCBS has launched Paramount+ in Ecuador after rolling out the subscription video-on-demand service in Mexico and Brazil last year. The service is currently available as ...

Mediapro's LVP launches new e-sports league in Ecuador

Published 05 Mar 2020 11:25 CET | Ecuador

Mediapro-owned Liga de Videojuegos Profesional (LVP) has expanded its presence in Latin America by announcing the launch of a new e-sports league in Ecuador. The world's ...

Andean Community countries to slash roaming charges by 90% this year

Published 24 Feb 2020 14:42 CET | Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Peru's telecommunications regulator Osiptel announced that Andean community (CAN) member states have agreed to cut international roaming rates in voice and data ...

Claro Ecuador revenues up 1% in Q4, adds 250,000 mobile clients

Published 13 Feb 2020 11:19 CET | Ecuador

Claro Ecuador (America Movil) reported revenues of USD 334 million in the fourth quarter, up 1.2 percent year on year thanks above all to a surge in broadband revenues. ...

Tuenti Ecuador hits 1 million customers milestone

Published 11 Feb 2020 12:00 CET | Ecuador

Telefonica Ecuador's MVNO Tuenti has reached the milestone of 1 million customers in the country less than 5 years after launching. The operator invited users to an event in ...

Netlife leads Ecuador's fixed network speed ranking in 2019

Published 04 Feb 2020 08:55 CET | Ecuador

Ecuadorian operator Netlife posted by far the fastest fixed internet download speeds in the country between January and December 2019, according to nearly 250,000 tests ...

Ecuador extends rural access programme to Azuay

Published 10 Jan 2020 15:03 CET | Ecuador

Ecuador's Ecuador's Ministry of Telecommunications announced that the 'Todos Conectados' (Internet For All) digital divide programme launched last year has now reached four ...

Ecuador postpaid mobile tax takes effect, OTT providers to face levy from July

Published 06 Jan 2020 11:18 CET | Ecuador

The new tax reform law in Ecuador was published before the end of 2019, allowing changes to taxes on mobile services and OTT entertainment providers to take effect this year, ...

Ecuador's CNT inks deal with Aprosva to expand rural internet services

Published 03 Jan 2020 14:21 CET | Ecuador

Ecuador's state-owned operator CNT has reached an agreement with local ISP association Aprosva to expand internet access to digital divide areas and reduce prices. In a ...

Telefonica sells 2,029 towers in Ecuador and Colombia to Phoenix Tower for EUR 290 million

Published 24 Dec 2019 08:58 CET | Colombia, Ecuador

Telefonica has continued its strategy of monetising infrastructure assets by selling 2,029 towers in Ecuador and Colombia to Phoenix Tower International (PTI) for around EUR ...

Ecuador's CNT picks Ernst & Young as advisor for concession tender

Published 18 Dec 2019 11:07 CET | Ecuador

Ecuador's state-owned operator CNT has selected Ernst & Young (EY) as advisor for a forthcoming tender to help it find a private sector partner. EY was one of the four ...

Telefonica using Siae Microelettronica radio equipment for Ecuador backhaul network

Published 17 Dec 2019 10:49 CET | Ecuador

Italian wireless communications group Siae Microelettronica announced a partnership with Telefonica to roll out its AGS20 layer3 microwave radio equipment with integrated ...

Ecuador passes bill to tax OTT providers

Published 12 Dec 2019 11:28 CET | Ecuador

Ecuador has become the latest Latin American country to propose levying taxes on over-the-top (OTT) providers of digital services such as Netflix and Spotify. Local daily La ...

Ecuador to tender spectrum in four bands next year

Published 21 Nov 2019 11:48 CET | Ecuador

The Ecuadorian government is planning to tender spectrum in the 700MHz, 1700MHz, 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz bands next year as part of plans to extend available spectrum from 26 ...

Peru and Ecuador reach border interference deal

Published 14 Nov 2019 13:54 CET | Ecuador, Peru

Peru's Communications and Transport Ministry (MTC) has announced the signing of a new agreement with Ecuador's Ministry of Telecommunications and the Information Society ...

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 ...

 

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