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Colombia starts tender to expand broadband coverage

Monday 28 October 2013 | 13:56 CET | News

Colombia's Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (Mintic) has launched a tender to expand broadband coverage across the country. The tender winner will provide broadband connections to low-income families and public institutions across 924 municipalities, El Tiempo reports. Overall investments in the project are expected to reach COP 100,000 million.

The tender winner will be in charge of the design, installation, operation as well as management and maintenance of the fixed or mobile network infrastructure. The project is expected to benefit around 100,000 households. The contract will also covers the deployment of Wi-Fi hotspots in each of the municipalities included in the project.

The tender divides the country in seven operation areas. The winner will have 34 months to deploy the infrastructure and commercially offer prepay and postpaid broadband services.

The basic price for the broadband service has been at COP 6,400 per month for low-income families, and COP 12,400 and COP 17,300, depending on household income. Prepay broadband connections will be available for COP 200, COP 392 and COP 574 pesos, depending on household income.


Categories: Internet
Countries: Colombia
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