Honduras: Wireless Fixed Telephony goes to Tender

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

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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.

Javier Rivera, project sub manager, explained that "... they will purchase in three batches; the first and the second for 7.000 devices, and the last one for 6.000".

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Hondutel Finances Continue to Deteriorate

September 2013

The accumulated losses of the state company during this year continue to grow, reaching $20.3 million up to the end of August.

Up to August, the Honduran Telecommunications Company earned operating income of $69.4 million, of which $45 million was related to domestic calls and $24.5 million to international calls.

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.

Movistar Panama Launches a Wireless Fixed-Line Phone System

June 2009

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

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 to invest $33 million in Honduras infrastructure

July 2008

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

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.

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