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Peruvian consortium Optical has won a concession to provide telecoms services in the Candarave-Tacna communities, the country's transport and communications ministry (MTC) said in a statement.
The concession - awarded by private investment promotion agency ProInversión following a public bidding process - has a total value of US$3.6mn and includes the provision of fixed telephony, mobile and fixed broadband, the ministry reported.
The project is expected to benefit more than 9,000 people in these communities. Under the concession, Optical will connect 24 localities, 11 health centers and 22 public schools with internet services.
The project will receive partial financing from national telecoms development fund Fitel.