MTC awards concession to Itaca

23 Oct 2007

Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) has published a resolution to grant local firm Itaca Peru a 20-year concession to provide public telephony services, writes BNamericas citing local press. The MTC resolution stipulates that Itaca Peru must sign the licence within 60 days or forfeit the concession. Itaca Peru won a tender in July to install, operate and maintain broadband internet services in rural communities in the south-central, north and south regions of Peru. Another consortium, Rural Telecom, won a concession to operate internet services in the central, north-central and east-central regions. Under the terms of the project, the operators should deploy all the necessary infrastructure to provide broadband services in 2,840 communities, install 1,535 public telephones and offer residential telephony in 95 communities across the country. The project winners will receive USD15.1 million in financing from the government’s telecoms investment fund Fitel.