Telecoms news from Panama
Spain's Telefonica has announced the sale of a 40% stake in its assets in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama for US$500 million, ...more.
The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, in partnership with ITU, has today released its first country case studies looking in-depth at the state of broadband development in four economies and examining links between broadband and the UN Millennium Development Goals. ...more.
Ceragon Networks says that Telefonica has selected it as one of its global microwave backhaul vendors. ...more.
By 2015, new entrants Claro and Digicel are expected to increase their mobile phone market share in Panama to 11.7 percent and 21.3 percent, respectively, helping to boost competition levels in the market still dominated by C&W and Movistar, ...more.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, says that it has invested US$3 million and helped mobilize an additional US$2 million for Panama's YellowPepper, ...more.
High-level market penetration in markets such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama, together with falling income from fixed line and long-distance services, are forcing operators to seek out new sources of revenue, ...more.
Claro Panama, an America Movil affiliate, has selected Alcatel-Lucent to build its all IP nation-wide mobile backhaul network. ...more.
Digicel says that it has launched operations in Panama -- its third Central American market and 31st market world-wide -- with an investment of US$350 million. ...more.
Panama's telecoms regulator, the Autoridad de Servicios Publicos (ASEP) has issued a direction to tower owners that they must now start sharing their infrastructure with other operators to cut down on the number of telecoms towers being installed in the country. ...more.
Ericsson has signed a sole-supplier agreement with Digicel Group for the nationwide deployment of a GSM/EDGE network in Panama. ...more.
Pan-Caribeean mobile operator, Digicel Group is planning to invest at least US$334 million in its new network in Panama - reports the Jamaica Observer newspaper. ...more.
Digicel Central America has won a competitive bid process for a license to operate a GSM mobile network in Panama. The auction took place on Wednesday, May 7th, with Digicel bidding US$86 million. ...more.
The Panamanian government said three companies qualified to bid for two wireless telephony concessions that it expects to grant in April. ...more.
Panama's public services regulator, Asep, said Friday that four companies, including a unit of Mexico's America Movil, have submitted prequalification applications to bid for two mobile telephony licenses next year. ...more.
Bidding rules for two 20-year mobile licenses went on sale in Panama on Tuesday (Oct 30), local daily La Prensa reported. ...more.
Mexican mobile operator Iusacell has expressed interest in bidding for a mobile license in Panama, Mexican press quoted sources at Panama's public services regulator Asep as saying. ...more.