Telecoms news from Honduras
The Honduran government has approved a law that will require the mobile networks to support Mobile Number Portability (MNP) requests from the end of this September. ...more.
The former CEO of Miami-based VoIP service provider, Latin Node (LatiNode) has pleaded guilty to conspiring to pay bribes to government officials in Honduras to secure interconnection rights for phone calls between the USA and Honduras. ...more.
Despite a highly penetrated mobile market, operators in Honduras will see opportunities in increasing data usage along with the expected migration from basic handsets to text-friendly devices and smartphones, ...more.
Pan-Caribbean operator, Digicel has announced that it has signed an agreement with America Movil to acquire its Claro business in Jamaica, and to sell to America Movil its businesses in El Salvador and Honduras. ...more.
Alcatel-Lucent has settled a long-running bribery case with the USA's Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. ...more.
Huawei has been selected by Millicom, a mobile phone network provider in Latin America and Africa, to deploy an international long-distance network in Central America. ...more.
Millicom International Cellular says that its local partner in Honduras has reached an agreement that gives Millicom full control of Celtel, its Honduran subsidiary. ...more.
Honduras' ousted president addressed the United Nations General Assembly by cellular phone late Monday from the Brazilian embassy in his country where he is holed up, ...more.
International PrePay top-up reseller, MoreMagic Solutions has inked a deal to sell PrePay top-ups for Honduran mobile operator, Tigo. ...more.
3G subscriptions in the Honduras telecommunications market will surge to 30 percent by 2014, up from 2 percent today, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. ...more.
Millicom International says that it has purchased the remaining shares in two joint ventures, Navega in Central America and its business in Chad, for a proportional total of US$60 million. ...more.
Digicel has commercially launched its GSM network in Honduras following an investment of US$450 million, leading to a national network of more than 500 retail distributors and 40,000 recharge outlets nationwide. ...more.
Reacting to the 6.5 earthquake in Pakistan Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) deployed a team of emergency telecommunications specialist on Friday. ...more.
Following heavy floods provoked by several days of torrential rain in Honduras, UNDAC (the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination) requested Telecoms Sans Frontieres' (TSF) support ...more.
Millicom International Cellular has launched 3G services in Guatemala, Honduras and as previously reported, Bolivia. ...more.
Pan-Caribbean operator Digicel has won a license in the 2.5 GHz spectrum to deliver broadband internet services using WiMAX technology in Honduras. ...more.
Ericsson has been awarded a GSM/EDGE contract by Digicel Group in Honduras, making Ericsson the preferred supplier for Digicel's operations in the Caribbean, El Salvador and now in Honduras. ...more.
The auction took place yesterday, with Digicel bidding US$80.1 million. It is expected that the decision to grant the fourth operator license to Digicel Honduras will be approved by Congress in the coming weeks. ...more.
The scandal-ridden head of Honduran state-owned telco Hondutel Marcelo Chimirri will not return to his position, the government declared on Wednesday, as reported by local newspaper La Prensa. ...more.
Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has temporarily placed his economy minister Jorge Rosa at the helm of state telco Hondutel , while former head Marcelo Chimirri faces charges of espionage, local paper El Financiero reported. ...more.