Peruvian mobile telephony operator Claro and the country's telecoms fund Fitel have signed contracts for the provision of telecoms services in rural areas, state news service Andina reported.
The projects, the prices tags of which were not reported, will cover more than 100 districts in rural areas in northern-central and southern-central Peru. The operator will provide mobile and fixed telephony services in all of the districts.
The project in the north-central area of the country will benefit 69 districts in Ancash, Cajamarca, La Libertad, Lima, Huánuco, Pasco and Piura departments. The operator expects to complete this project in some 12 months, to the benefit of 454,000 inhabitants.
The second project will benefit 59 districts in Apurímac, Ayacucho, Cuzco, Huancavelica, Ica, Moquegua, Puno and Tacna departments. This project will also be completed in one year and will benefit a total of 305,000 inhabitants.
Claro Perú is fully owned by Mexico's América Móvil (NYSE: AMX).