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Ecuador's state-owned telecoms operator Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT) has launched a new broadband service in the city of Guayaquil, local paper El Mercurio reported the company's general manager, César Regalado, as saying.
The new service will be jointly provided by CNT and local company Easynet. The broadband connection will cost US$18 per month for 128Kbps download/64Kbps upload speeds.
Other speeds available are 256/64Kbps for US$24.90/month, 512/128Kbps for US$39.90, 1Mbps/256Kbps for US$65, and 2048Mbps/512Kbps for US$107.
CNT is targeting 11,000 subscribers for this service in an initial stage. The company expects the service to be available to an additional 22,000 subscribers by the end of January.
CNT launched operations last November, arising from the government's merging of the operations of fixed telephony operators Andinatel and Pacifictel.