Cable Onda launches local telephony

25 Apr 2006

Panamanian cable operator Cable Onda has launched fixed line local telephony in Panama City, and plans to extend the service to the cities of Colón and David, according to BNamericas citing local daily La Prensa. Traditionally a cable TV provider, Cable Onda entered the communications market in 1999 with the launch of its first internet access services. In 2004 it began offering VoIP, national and international long-distance telephony over a network supplied by Nortel. It claims to have invested USD85 million in infrastructure covering 150 municipalities.