Inteldata bankruptcy leaves more than 3,000 users without service

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Honduran telecoms operator Inteldata's bankruptcy has left more than 3,000 fixed-line users without service in capital Tegucigalpa's south area, local paper La Tribuna reported.

Inteldata has been offering fixed-line services for five years, with about 3,000 clients and 15mn lempiras (US$793,715) invested since 2004.

But 80% of the client base had stopped paying its bills, leading the company to financial collapse.

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Inteldata's owners, all former employees of state-run fixed line incumbent Hondutel, proposed a sale to the state company, but Hondutel's executives declined the offer.

Inteldata owners are reportedly dismantling the company's facilities.

Hondutel employees have been offering prepaid phones to the affected communities, which have been without service since mid-June, the paper said.