Suptel orders Movistar to install pre-paid redundancy system

30 Jan 2008

Ecuador’s telecoms regulator Suptel has ordered mobile operator Movistar, owned by Spain’s Telefonica, to install a pre-paid platform with nationwide redundant capacity to ensure service continuity, reports BNamericas. Suptel ordered that the system must be fully operational within 120 days, and a technical team will carry out audits of the network and Movistar’s management of it, starting next month. The ruling follows recent systems failures which caused network downtime.

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