First of CANTV and CVG’s fibre link-ups completed

24 Sep 2007

Venezuelan state-owned telcos CANTV and CVG Telecom (Telecom Venezuela) have completed the first of two planned link-ups this year to join their fibre-optic backbone networks, reports BNamericas. The 490km southern branch of Telecom Venezuela’s network connecting the city of Puerto Ordaz with the border town of Santa Elena de Uairen is now connected to CANTV’s backbone. CANTV expects to have fully combined the two networks by end-2008, doubling its existing 7,500km of route fibre.