El Salvador: Telecoms Companies Form Chamber

Claro, Digicel, Telefónica and Tigo have grouped in the Salvadoran Chamber of Telecommunications.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

An article on Elfinancierocr.com reports that "... The four major mobile and fixed phone companies in El Salvador, Claro, Digicel, Telefónica and Tigo have announced the establishment of the Salvadoran Chamber of Telecommunications, a non-profit organization that will help ensure sectorial expansion, deployment, enhancement and development of networks and the telecommunications industry in the country, according to a press release. "

In a press release, it was reported that "... Casatel will promote strong partnerships between the different actors that make up the broad telecommunications system, advocating a transparent, open and stable regulatory framework that will support communications and information technologies (ICT) making them a pillar of strategies for competitiveness for El Salvador. "

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