Ecuador’s fixed broadband lines increase by 10.7% in three months

19 Nov 2010

Ecuador’s telecoms regulatory authority Supertel has reported that the number of fixed broadband internet subscribers in the country rose by 10.7% in a quarter to 434,102 at the end of September 2010, up from 392,898 at the end of June. Meanwhile, the number of dial-up subscriptions continued to dwindle, from 24,540 at mid-2010 to 22,470 at the end of September, whilst mobile internet subscriptions reached 298,305 by the same date, up from 273,870 three months earlier. According to the watchdog’s figures, incumbent PSTN operator Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT) accounted for 53.9% of fixed broadband lines at end-September, followed by the TVCable group (including CableNet, formerly Suratel) with 25.3% and Telmex Ecuador (formerly Ecutel) with 10.2%.