Ecuador’s largest cable TV operator TVCable has awarded Airspan Networks a contract for the expansion of its WiMAX network in the 3.5GHz frequency band. The first phase of the network implementation has been installed, and WiMAX-based services are already commercially available in Guayaquil. Future network expansions are being planned for countrywide WiMAX coverage.
TVCable launched operations in 1987, introducing cable television to several of Ecuador’s major cities. The group branched into leased lines and ISP services utilising SDH data networks. The company is the owner of an exclusive 3.5GHz fixed wireless access (FWA) licence and operates the first WiMAX network in the country.