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Ecuador Telecommunications Profile

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Telephones - main lines in use
total subscriptions: 2,111,291
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 12.64 (2019 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellular
total subscriptions: 15,241,719
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 91.25 (2019 est.)
Broadcast media
about 60 media outlets are recognized as national; the Ecuadorian Government controls 12 national outlets and multiple radio stations; there are multiple TV networks and many local channels, as well as more than 300 radio stations; many TV and radio stations are privately owned; broadcast media is required by law to give the government free airtime to broadcast programs produced by the state; the Ecuadorian Government is the biggest advertiser and grants advertising contracts to outlets that provide favorable coverage; an antimonopoly law and communication law limit ownership and investment in the media by non-media businesses (2019)
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Internet users
total: 9,448,692
percent of population: 57.27% (July 2018 est.)
Broadband - fixed subscriptions
total: 1,953,607
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 12 (2018 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020

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