Cable Onda Seeks Partnerships with Mobile Operators

The Panamanian company is negotiating with cellular telephony operators to offer joint 'deals and services'.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cable Onda's general manager, Nicolás González Revilla, has indicated that the company is currently holding discussions with Digicel, Claro and Telefónica and predict that by the end of the year they will be able to offer joint products.

"Cable Onda, which provides cable TV, Internet and fixed line telecommunication services, is not currently able to offer mobile telephone services until the government reopens the period for concession applications," reports La Prensa.

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Panama has 3.3 million inhabitants and 7,281,074 registered mobile phone lines, according to the National Authority of Public Services (ASEP), which is more than two lines per person.

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Overall, telecommunications sales in Panama are expected to exceed $1 billion in 2010, with most growth in broadband Internet and mobile phone services.

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Panama: Strong Competition in Cellular Telephone Services

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