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ADSL monopoly imposes broadband restrictions on El Salvador’s telecoms market

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Telecommunications appears to be one of the most successful sectors in the economy of El Salvador, with a market that is among the most liberalized in Central America.

Since the sector was privatized and opened to competition in 1998, foreign operators and local companies have invested millions in infrastructure development.

There are, however, no regulations to promote wholesale broadband; therefore the ADSL market represents a virtual monopoly. The only meaningful broadband competition comes from cable modem Internet access.

Original source: Ecommerce Journal