Ministry says CANTV's fixed lines reach 6.3m, 14.8m mobile users with Movilnet

18 Jan 2012

Venezuela’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Intermediate Industries (MPPCTII) has given a presentation announcing that state-run PSTN operator CANTV’s fixed line subscribers grew from 3.6 million at the time of its re-nationalisation in May 2007 to 6.32 million at the end of 2011, an increase of 76%. The MPPCTII also stated that CANTV’s mobile division Movilnet reached 14.8 million subscribers by the end of 2011, up 78% (from 8.3 million customers) over the same near-five-year period since the government took over the operations. Other statistics quoted by the ministry included that Venezuela ended 2011 with 11,482km of state-owned fibre-optic backbone infrastructure in service, with around 6,000km expected to be added to the transmission network in 2012.