Ecuador is a country in South America with a population of over 17.5 million people. The telecommunications market is small there, as well as in other states of the region, but the cellular sector dominates in it. As of 2019, mobile penetration reached 87% (more than 14.7 million connections). With the rate of $0.09 per minute in this direction, there is every chance that you make big profits on traffic termination in Ecuador.
The mobile sector in the country is shared by 3 GSM operators:
- Claro (market share - about 53%);
- Movistar (market share - about 30%);
- CNT (market share - about 17%).
There is also an MVNO called Tuenti in Ecuador, which uses Movistar’s infrastructure.
To buy a prepaid SIM card, you are required to be a citizen of Ecuador by national regulation. As a matter of fact, it is easy to find a point of sale where they will activate the card in someone else's name for you. But you will still need to show your ID documents, so it’s better to find someone who can regularly supply you with large amounts of SIM cards. The cost of one starting plan in Ecuador is $5. As a welcome bonus, some operators add minutes for calls.
The standard call rate within the country is $ 0.12 per minute, which is expensive for termination. But there are special offers in the form of packages, using which you can call for up to $0.005 per minute. Thus, earnings on traffic termination can be as low as $200 from each gsm gateway sip port. By increasing the amount of traffic landed, you will increase your income.