Ecuadorian full-service telco Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT) has reported that since the end of 2006 it increased its number of fixed broadband ports by a multiple of 300, from 2,100 ports to 628,670 in August this year. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database says that CNT signed up around 450,000 DSL broadband users by mid-2012. The state-run operator added that around 3,600 social institutions are connected by its broadband network, reports Telesemana. Separately, CNT said that its mobile division (the former Alegro) aims to deploy 491 3G W-CDMA/HSPA+ base stations by 2014 to cover 84% of the Ecuadorian population. An HSPA+ expansion contract was handed to Alcatel-Lucent in March.