Copaco reveals mobile plans

14 Jul 2009

According to a report by BNamericas, Paraguayan fixed line incumbent Copaco has revealed plans to launch mobile services in the last quarter of 2009. Company president Jose Astigarraga has been cited as saying that the operator is in the process of acquiring 200 base stations for the network rollout. The incumbent expects to launch a bidding process for the equipment contract this month. Copaco has long coveted adding GSM services to its portfolio as a means of clawing back lost fixed line revenues and already offers fixed wireless services across 250 rural communities. The telco first claimed that it had won a mobile licence in January 2005 and outlined plans to launch a network the following November, however, the launch date has been repeatedly delayed.

Paraguay, Copaco