Copaco agrees ISP resell deal

19 May 2005

Paraguay’s monopoly basic telephony operator Copaco has reached an agreement with the country’s national internet body Capadi to allow local ISPs to resell internet connections over its network, according to local news sources. Currently the 15 members of Capadi provide connections directly via international networks, but regulator Conatel has now banned such practice, forcing the ISPs to deal directly with Copaco. Whilst Capadi claims to be displeased with the rates set by the incumbent, its member operators have little choice but to accept the proposals. Copaco owns and operates a 350,000 capacity fixed line network and a fibre-optic network linking the capital Asuncion with the cities of Coronel Oveido and Cuidad del Este.

Paraguay, Copaco