URSEC warns Claro over fibre broadband service

2 Mar 2012

Uruguay’s telecoms regulator Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones (URSEC) has ordered Claro Uruguay to stop providing fibre-optic internet access within 45 days, local newspaper El Observador reports. In December last year the watchdog first warned Claro, a wholly-owned unit of Mexico’s America Movil (AM), to stop providing the service, or face a number of penalties, including the withdrawal of its operating licence. URSEC states that private companies are only permitted to provide wireless internet services, as state-owned telco Antel holds a monopoly on the supply of internet access using fixed networks.