Hondutel to invest $33 million in Honduras infrastructure

The Honduras Telecommunications Company, Hondutel, is planning to install 90,000 new copper lines this year.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The landline telephones do not face competition and currently has about 600,000 users. It has installed 30,000 new lines so far this year.
The cellular phone market is expected to acquire 150,000 new customers this year.
Hondutel general manager Jorge Rosa says the company plans to extend its services to more of the nation's 190 communities this year.

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Bailout of Honduras State Telephone Company

January 2013

The Honduran Council of Ministers has approved a plan to bail out Hondutel, which requires a minimum funding of $200 million.

Laprensa.hn reports that among the actions in the plan is the formation of a comptroller commission, and obtaining funding for $150 million, which must be approved by Congress. These funds would be earmarked for the modernization of the state run company and downsizing.

Tender for Rural Telephone Coverage

October 2012

An announcement has been made in Costa Rica for a tender for a project to give rural communities mobile and fixed telephone coverage, with funding from the National Telecommunications Fund.

The National Telecommunications Fund (Fonatel) is endowed with payments for operating licenses awarded to telecom operators such as Claro and Movistar, and currently has $190 million to be used to promote access to quality, timely, efficient, affordable and competitive telecommunications services, for the inhabitants of areas of the country where the cost of investment for the installation and maintenance of infrastructure for the provision of these services is not financially profitable.

Hondutel Business Opportunity

August 2012

With an unsustainable monthly deficit of $2 million, the Honduran state run telephone company is receiving offers from at least three companies to form a partnership for providing capital and technology.

Those interested in entering the mobile phone business in Honduras are the U.S. RHINO group, the Israeli LR Group and the Guatemalan - Chinese consortium FIDECO /Datang Mobile.

Honduras: Wireless Fixed Telephony goes to Tender

September 2009

Hondutel invited bids for purchasing wireless terminals, to increase the number of phone lines under project 'Oye'.

The state entity will purchase 7.000 wireless fixed terminals for WLL GSM 1900. It expects to incorporate a total 20.000 new terminals by the end of the year.

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