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Thursday, October 10, 2019

MTC lays the foundations of a new business model for the fiber optic backbone network

Times of key decisions are coming: after a “brainstorming” phase, defined by the Vice Minister of Communications Virginia Nakagawa, around possible solutions for the backbone network, the MTC published two proposals for modifications to the broadband Law. With that, she advanced in the design of a new commercial model for the central project of the ICT sector, which represents in value 1% of Peru's GDP.

Almost five years after the award of the National Dorsal Fiber Optic Network (RDNFO), including three in operation, no one doubts its failure. If the 21 regional network projects associated with the number are taken into account, US$ 2.224 billion were invested, with disappointing results in every way: the network continues losing customers and is underutilized, with a demand for traffic that does not even reach 10% of initially estimated.

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