Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Silica Networks to build the last stretches of the Austral Fiber Optic

The Subtel (Undersecretary of Telecommunications of Chile) awarded Silica Networks, belonging to the Datco Group of Argentina, the construction of the deployment of the last two terrestrial trunks (Aysén and Los Lagos) of the Austral Fibra Óptica (FOA) project. The subsidy allocated for the Aysén project was US$ 6.188,470 and for the Los Lagos project US$ 2.608,510.

Yessika Salazar, Country Manager of the Datco Chile Group, told Convergencialatina that they expect to finish the work before the end of 2020 and that it will have redundancy with Argentina. The underwater part of the project will be inaugurated in September and was built by Comunicación y Telefonía Rural, together with Huawei Marine.

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México · Operators29/08/2019

Carlos Aya Caro to assume as CEO and President of Telefónica México in replacement of Carlos Morales Paulín

The appointment is given in a framework of speculation about the possible sale of the Mexican subsidiary, as happened with the Central American divisions.

México · Regulation · Operators22/08/2019

The creation of CFE Telecommunications faces operational, financial and legal challenges

The new operator of the Mexican State, promoted by President AMLO (Andrés Manuel López Obrador), has an initial budget of US$ 32.6 million and infrastructure of the Federal Electricity Commission. Its goal is to connect 75% of the national geography and provide free Internet and solidarity rates to residential users.

Regional · Submarine Cables · Terrestrial Backbones · Economy · Politics16/07/2019

Bolivia seeks to end its Mediterranean condition through Peru

The next enabling of its connection with the submarine cables of the Pacific is the first step. The use of the Peruvian port of Ilo and the bioceanic train project are also advancing. China sounds like one of the investors interested in the construction of the railway section, which would link the Brazilian coast with the Peruvian coast by 2030, with an estimated investment of US$14 billion. Meanwhile, state-owned Entel Bolivia is venturing into the supply of services in southern Peru.

Costa Rica · Operators09/07/2019

Customer experience and digital transformation, axes of ICE plan to overcome crisis

Strategy 4.0 presented by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) sets a roadmap for the period 2019-2023. It received harsh criticism and doubts about its transparency. ICE losses during 2018 amounted to US$437 million.

Perú · Fixed Broadband · Regulation · Politics · Spectrum30/05/2019

Under-utilization of backbone network and spectrum rearrangement mark MTC agenda

Currently, only 10% of the optical fiber network is used, complicating the goal of reaching 60% of localities with more than 100 inhabitants with fixed or mobile Internet access by 202. In the meantime, a real "Mhz by Mhz fight" is being experienced with the operators for the proposals of frequency rearranging.

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Brasil · Regulation · Equipment Providers and Network Solutions 13/09/2019

For Furukawa, there will be a new wave of investments for approval of PLC 79

Globales · Mobile · Internet & OTT · Regulation 13/09/2019

Connected cars: Europe moves towards connectivity standard over 5G

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