This was stated yesterday by Gabriel Marteleur, GlobeNet Regional Sales Director, at the Carriers Map Day 2022 event. The destination of the disbursement will be the extension of the company's network in different countries of the region (they already have 26,000 km of underwater fiber from GlobeNet and 400,000 km of terrestrial fiber from V.tal), the completion of two Data Centers in Barranquilla and Fortaleza - and a third projected.
It is also planned to enter Chile: in this case, the opening of offices in Santiago is expected at the end of 2022, and the use of existing infrastructures of different operators to generate a redundancy of routes. “We are looking for agreements with existing networks in Argentina and Chile. We will extend the terrestrial backhaul to have a point of presence in Santiago”, he specified.
The idea, Marteleur pointed out, is to align this infrastructure with the demand that is expected from the arrival of 5G and the growth of the Internet of Things. They also intend to generate Fiber-to-the-Tower or Fiber-to-the-Office products.
The manager clarified that "the idea is not to stay with making 5G viable, but rather to generate developments to provide IP value-added services, to generate platforms so that 5G operators have centralized and neutral services that allow them to make investments more efficient."