ETB says MVNO service will launch in January

30 Nov 2011

Colombian state-owned telco Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB) has announced that despite missing its original target of November for the launch of an MVNO service, the company remains committed to the idea and will launch before the end of January 2012. ETB’s commercial VP, Juliana Henao, told reporters that the company is currently carrying out portability-related trials, but would then be ready to launch wireless services over Tigo’s network. According to data from TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, ETB will be entering a market dominated by subsidiaries of America Movil and Telefonica, which between them accounted for 90% of subscribers at the end of September.