Ecuadorian telco Pacifictel will begin offering a fixed wireless service later this month, writes BNamericas citing local daily El Mercurio. According to the report, Pacifictel will offer post and pre-paid services to residential and business clients across the country. The company aims to have 5,000 lines in service by the end of the month and 15,000 by the end of the year.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database Pacifictel’s fixed line network covers the southern and western provinces of Azuay (except the city of Cuenca, which is covered by ETAPA), Canar, El Oro, Galapagos, Guayas, Loja, Los Rios, Manabi, Morona Santiago and Zamora Chinchipe. At the end of 2005 it had 694,000 fixed line subscribers, up from 647,000 a year earlier.