Antel plans to start deploying FTTH in Montevideo next month

- Thursday, September 15, 2011

Antel plans to start deploying FTTH in Montevideo next month

Uruguayan state-run telecoms operator Antel will look to start deploying FTTH infrastructure in capital Montevideo during October, local press reported company president Carolina Cosse as saying.

The initial deployments are reportedly to be made in certain areas including Carrasco, Malvín, Buceo, Pocitos and Punta Carretas. Cosse said that with this new network, users will be able to have access speeds of up to 100 Mbps.

The telco expects to connect some 80,000 homes with FTTH infrastructure in capital Montevideo by year-end, company convergent services manager Humberto Roca previously told BNamericas.

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"By the end of next year, we expect to reach approximately 200,000 homes with FTTH in the country," Roca said. "We're initially targeting the higher-income areas, but then we expect to make this technology more massive."

Investments in FTTH for next year will exceed US$100mn, Roca added. Antel is working with Chinese firm ZTE on the project.