Administracion Nacional de Telecomunicationes

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Administracion Nacional de Telecomunicationes

A state-owned, telecommunications company in Uruguay. While other companies can provide mobile phone services, ANTEL has a monopoly on Uruguayan landlines. In 1992, the government attempted to privatize ANTEL (and other state-owned companies), but a popular referendum rejected the effort. It was established in 1974.
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Examining the ANTEL files, "Guerra y Guerra found between $12 million and $18 million in fictitious invoices relating to an earth satellite station.
La compania no se propone competir con ANTEL, sino dar servicio en las zonas del pais donde ANTEL aun no tiene capacidades de red.
Communications solutions provider Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris:ALU) (NYSE:ALU) announced on Monday (28 May) a contract with ANTEL, a telecomms services provider in Uruguay, to supply and install a wireless network based on UMTS/HSPA (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service/High Speed Packet Access) technology to provide 3G services.
ANTEL, which had around 610,000 subscribers and almost 46% of the market at the end of the first quarter 2006, bought Huawei's HSDPA-based end-to-end UMTS solution, which is customised for wireless networks, following a year of testing.
Huawei said 3G is no longer just a concept for Latin America and said it welcomed the opportunity to work with ANTEL in the future to provide services to the area's people.