MTC backs national fibre-optic backbone network

11 Feb 2015

Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) has announced plans to deploy a national fibre-optic backbone network connecting 180 district capitals. Gestion cites senior MTC official Juan Carlos Mejia as saying that the project will require investment of USD333 million and will be completed in six phases, the contract for the first of which will be awarded on 17 March this year, whilst the last will be awarded in June 2016. Once completed, the network will revert to state ownership rather than being held by the company licensed for the deployment.

Meanwhile, Mr Mejia added that the Agency for the Promotion of Private Investment (ProInversion) is set to award licences and funding for regional fibre-optic rollouts in Lambayeque, Apurimac, Ayacucho and Huancavelica. ‘Once these projects completed, we will have the whole country interconnected by fibre-optic links that allow very high speed internet [access],’ he added.

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