UNAH Signs for Broadband Internet

The National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) and the Honduran Telecommunications Company (HONDUTEL) today signed an agreement to provide broadband internet to the university. Thousands of students will be using the service during the next enrollment period. Jorge Roberto Maradiaga, dean of the Faculty of Law of the UNAH, reported that with the agreement to […]

Hondutel Receives Backing from USA

Radio America reports that a number of (unnamed) US companies are interested in investing up to $400 million in Honduras’s Empresa Hondurena de Telecomunicaciones (Hondutel). Allegedly, various proposals are on the table concerning the management of mobile telephony, internet access services, fibre-optic cabling and power exchanges to help the state-backed company recover financially. International investors […]

Hondutel to Collect Unpaid Debts

Authorities in the Honduran Telecommunications Company (HONDUTEL) have signed an agreement with a company specializing in recovering debt. With the signing of the agreement, Romeo Vasquez Velasquez seeks to recover arrears that users have with the state telecommunications company, amounting to 500 million Lempiras. The agreement states that if a person is indebted to Hondutel […]

Digicel Going Strong in Honduras

Company head Denis O’Brien has invested $450 million (€360 million) in Honduras since Digicel’s launch in late 2008, and is going head-to-head with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s mobile operation for market share. Digicel Honduras is open for business, according to its head office in Jamaica. “To be clear, Digicel is not reducing its retail footprint […]

Millicom Buys Out Celtel Honduras

Luxembourg-based mobile operator Millicom (STO:MICSDB) said Thursday it had agreed to take over the entire share capital of Celtel, its subsidiary in Honduras. Under the agreement, Millicom’s local partner gave the company an unconditional call option for his 33% Celtel stake for the next five years, while Millicom has granted its partner a five-year put […]