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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 ...

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 ...

 

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