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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Interview with Pamela Gidi

Chile's plan to add 14,000 new fiber optic kilometers until 2023

In an interview with Convergencialatina, the head of Chile's Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel) (Undersecretariat of Telecommunications) stated that they have the 5G tender specifications ready to be launched in January 2020, and it would only be delayed if the companies decide to bring the process to the courts.

Pamela Gidi, head of the Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel) (Undersecretariat of Telecommunications) of Chile, gave an interview to Convergencialatina, after the announcement of the “historical subsidy" for the National Optical Fiber project. On the plans towards 5G, she announced that his country will be one of the first in the region to launch the new technology, "unless the companies decide to bring the process to the courts".

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