Infrastructure sharing legislation approved by telecoms council

16 Dec 2009

Ecuador’s telecoms regulator Conatel has approved a legislative framework for mobile network operators to share infrastructure, which is expected to be implemented by the sector’s policy maker Senatel, local press reported, quoted by BNamericas. The new legislation includes clauses whereby Conatel could force operators to share infrastructure in certain areas. According to the report there are 2,652 wireless towers available for sharing in Ecuador, owned by Conecel (or Porta, 1,462 towers), Movistar Ecuador (967) and Telecsa (or Alegro, 223).