CANTV launches subsidised package

23 Oct 2008

State-run Venezuelan incumbent telco CANTV’s has this week launched a new fixed telephony tariff which offers discounts for economically disadvantaged sections of the population, reports BNamericas. The ‘Tarifa Solidaria’ calling package offers a 10% discount on local calls and a 15% discount on domestic long-distance calls, and is expected to benefit an estimated 1.5 million Venezuelans. To define which people within which areas qualify for the subsidy, CANTV is using a combination of national inventory ‘Fundacomun’ and its own census.

Venezuela, CANTV