The government of Ecuador is considering the appointment of a private administrator for state-owned telco Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT), writes TeleSemana. Counsellor of the president, Santiago Cuesta, has proposed granting a concession to administer CNT and two other electricity companies for at least 20 years. Cuesta added that the idea is for a tender to take place in the second half of this year. The state will still maintain 100% ownership of CNT, however the day-to-day running of the telco would be handled by the winning bidder. Cuesta said that he has met with the National Anti-Corruption Commission to discuss the matter and has also spoken with CNT employees and other state companies in order to discuss bidding rules for the potential auction.