Belize Telemedia Limited

Belize Belize dollar Wikipedia:Stub

BTL (Belize Telemedia Limited)
Founded1972 (Merged with Cable and Wireless Belize in 1987)
HeadquartersBelize City, Belize
Key people
Nestor Vasquez, Chairman of the Board of Directors
ProductsTelephone, Internet, Digital TV
RevenueIncrease 22.1 million BZD (2015)
Increase 157.1 million USD (2015)
Number of 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 1990s. In May 2007, it changed its name from Belize Telecommunications Limited to Belize Telemedia Limited. The wireless division of BTL is called DigiCell. 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]


  1. ^ http://www.governmentofbelize.gov.bz/download/pm_intro_bill.pdf[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Government Passes Law to Takeover Telemedia". 7 News Belize. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2013.