Andinatel seeks 11% fixed line growth

27 Mar 2008

BNamericas, citing local newspaper El Comercio, reports that wireline operator Andinatel expects to grow its number of fixed lines in service by 11% in 2008. The daily quotes Andinatel company president Cesar Regalado as saying that the telco hopes to finish the year with 1.08 million lines in service, up from 948,000 at the end of 2007. Regalado also said that Andinatel will invest USD227 million in fixed voice and internet services this year. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, the telco’s network spans the northern and eastern provinces of Bolivar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Esmeraldas, Imbabura, Napo, Orellana, Pastaza, Pinchincha, Sucumbios and Tungurahua.