Landlines have been declining in the United States for many years and they were at one time in almost every American household. In Central and South America land line infrastructure was not built out or even required by many of the governments. Government regulation has recently opened up competition for cellular network providers and subscribers are growing and an incredible pace.
Fortunately most of the new wireless network providers are working with newer technology such as LTE and SIP protocols for their signaling and call traffic handling. Unlike in the past with the heavy handed incumbent providers accessing the mobile networks directly have become more possible today than ever before.
Peering arrangements and bilateral agreements have allowed carriers to trade and exchange traffic internationally with the growing number of independent providers. The international voice market place is dynamic and constantly changing as the incumbents are by passed and direct interconnects are established. Central and South America still have a long way to go and as leaders in telecommunications such as Colombia continue to promote competition other countries such as Ecuador will follow suit.
Unlimited International looks forward to working with our Latin America telecommunications partners as capacity and technology advances over the next decade.