Movistar Panama Launches a Wireless Fixed-Line Phone System

Utilizing the same mobile network infrastructure, the Spanish business Movistar offers the service of a wireless fixed-line system.

Friday, June 12, 2009

The deputy director of marketing of Telefónica Movistar, Carlos Testa, reported that the service has become available since yesterday in the Panamanian capital and it will extend to Colón and the remainder of the country.

Wilfredo Jordán writes in an article in Prensa.com: "Telefónica will compete with other businesses that offer fixed-line systems such as Cable & Wireless, Telecarrier, Cable Wave, Advanced Communication, and ClaroCom, etc."

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Movistar Launches Commercial Operations in Costa Rica

October 2011

While announcing that the service coverage will be limited due to problems with local municipalities regarding the installation of antennas, the Spanish company opened pre-registration for clients.

The announcement was made by the Director for Costa Rica, Jorge Abadia, adding "We wont have the 100% coverage that we would like from the first day but we will achieve it."

Honduras: Additional Digit for Fixed Line Telephones

August 2010

From November a new digit will be added to all fixed line telephone numbers.

The digit "2" will be added to the beginning of current numbers, stated the Honduran National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL in Spanish).

According to Proceso Digital, CONATEL authorities say this project will enable the regulator to better manage the technical aspects of fixed telephony operators, whether state or private owned.

Telephony Companies Threaten to Leave El Salvador

January 2010

Telecomm companies warned that they will abandon the country if the basic fee for fixed line telephony is eliminated.

The bill, passed by the legislative assembly, must still be ratified by President Mauricio Funes.

Representatives from telecommunications companies Claro, Tigo and Movistar stated their position in an official press release.

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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