Wireless users approach eight million

29 Aug 2006

According to the Ecuadorian telecoms regulator, Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUPTEL), Ecuador had 7.73 million mobile users at the end of July. Of these, 4.92 million were connected to Conecel, operating under the brand name Porta Celular, giving it a 63.6% market share. Movistar (formerly BellSouth Ecuador) ranked second with 2.53 million users (85% pre-paid), a 32.8% share, while Telcsa, under the brand Alegra, had 277,891 users (84% pre-paid), or 3.6% of the market.