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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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Regional · Terrestrial Backbones15/09/2020

Argentine NEA and NOA provinces agree to a strategic alliance to develop the Capricorn Network

The announcement is an important political step to the public-private project by the governors of the provinces through which the network passes. It also occurs at a time of intense activity by the State in relation to connectivity.

Brasil · Operators03/09/2020

Oi partial sale may drive deep changes in Brazilian market

As from the approval of the new Judicial Recovery Plan by the creditors, the negotiations to sell the mobile business, the infrastructure business and the Pay TV business will be speeded up.

Regional · Submarine Cables01/09/2020

EllaLink submarine cable seeks to reduce latency between Europe and Latin America by 50%, with an investment of US$180 million

Diego Matas, COO of the company, gave details to Convergencialatina of the project to link Portugal and Brazil. The 6,000 km laying and initial capacity of 72 Tbps traces the most direct route between both continents and will be operational in early 2021.

Regional · Equipment Providers and Network Solutions25/08/2020

Prysmian estimates a drop up to 5% in consumption of optical cables in Latin America this year

Juan Mogollón, CEO of the firm in the region, told Convergencialatina that in 2020 the demand in the telecommunications market could remain stable or fall by up to 5% due to the impact of the pandemic. Prysmian has four product plants for the Telecom sector in Latin America (2 in Brazil, 1 in Argentina and 1 in Mexico). At the end of July, the first cable delivery was made for the CFE in Mexico, one of the central projects of its current activity.

Regional · Operators20/08/2020

Telecom lost 35,000 mobile clients in Argentina between April and June

Mobile service sales in Paraguay and Argentina totaled US$ 673 million in the first six months of the year.

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A DIARIO LATINO 20-09-2020

Argentina · Regulation · Economy 18/09/2020

Knowledge Economy Law remains on hold in the Senate

Argentina · Terrestrial Backbones · Satellites · Politics · Data Center 17/09/2020

Argentine government launches the National Connectivity Program

Globales · Mobile · Operators 16/09/2020

Rakuten and Telefónica to cooperate in developing OpenRAN

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