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Argentina's Arsat calls for USD 1 bln investment in FTTH

Friday 16 September 2016 | 11:30 CET | News
State-owned communications operator Arsat has called on Argentina's cable operators to invest USD 1 billion to boost the country's fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network from 2 percent to 20 percent of households by 2019, reports Telesemana. In a meeting with the country's pay-TV companies, Arsat president Rodrigo de Loredo said Argentina's FTTH penetration rate pales into comparison with neighbouring Uruguay (60%) but that with the right funding the country could aspire to reaching Mexico's 20 percent or even Spain's 25 percent penetration rate in three years' time.

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Companies: Arsat / Enacom
Countries: Argentina
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