Belize Telemedia

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BTL (Belize Telemedia Limited)
Type Public
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1972 (Merged with Cable and Wireless Belize in 1987)
Headquarters Belize City, Belize
Key people Nestor Vasquez, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Products Telephone, Internet
Revenue Increase 26.1 million BZD (2006)
Net income Increase 156.2 million USD (2006)
Employees about 500

Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL), formerly Belize Telecommunications Limited, is a telecommunications company in Belize. Established in 1972 as the Telecommunications Authority, it rapidly became Belize's leading telecommunication provider in the 1980s and 90s. Today, it enjoys the most subscribers to telephone, cellular, Internet and other services. In May 2007, it changed its name from Belize Telecommunications Limited to Belize Telemedia Limited.

In August 2009, the company was nationalized by the Government of Belize, who appropriated 94% of its shares which were previously controlled by Michael Ashcroft.[1][2]

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