Antel to launch new fixed line services

3 Mar 2008

Uruguayan state-owned incumbent telco Antel expects to launch new services in the fixed line segment and will modernise the company’s rural telephony service Ruralcel, reports BNamericas, quoting a statement by company vice-president Edgardo Carvalho. Ruralcel has 38,000 users and Antel is currently in the process of upgrading the legacy TDMA infrastructure to GSM technology. Carvalho said the operator is expanding the offering for the fixed telephony segment in response to the increasing penetration of mobile telephony, and hopes to launch devices with features such as agenda and messaging services. He added that Antel ended 2007 with around 155,000 ADSL subscribers, a figure expected to increase to 240,000 by the end of 2008.

Uruguay, Antel