Telecommunications in Ecuador
- Telecommunications in Ecuador
Telephones - main lines in use: 2.004 million (2009).
Telephones - mobile cellular:13.635 million (2009).
general assessment: generally elementary but being expanded
domestic: facilities generally inadequate and unreliable
international: satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
There are 3 cell phone providers in Ecuador: Porta (Telcel), Movistar and Alegro.
Mobile networks are diverse and include GSM 850 MHz (largest) as well as CDMA (Bell South's old network before being acquired by Telefonica Spain which rebranded Movistar), TDMA63. Alegro is the state owned firm and uses CDMA.
Radio broadcast stations: AM 279, FM 530 (plus 349 repeaters), shortwave 25 (Mar. 2006)
Radios: 5 million (2001)
Television broadcast stations: 323 (including repeaters) (2005)
Televisions: 2.5 million (2001)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
Internet hosts: 67,975 (2010)
Internet users: 3.352 million (2009)
Internet country code: .ec
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