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.
Hondutel invited bids for purchasing wireless terminals, to increase the number of phone lines under project 'Oye'.
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.
From November a new digit will be added to all fixed line telephone numbers.
Telecomm companies warned that they will abandon the country if the basic fee for fixed line telephony is eliminated.
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