Gamacom to begin rural services

5 Jun 2008

Telecoms operator Gamacom plans to begin offering services in rural areas by the end of next month, company president Carlos Vizcarra told BNamericas. Under the plan, Gamacom will offer public telephony services via satellite technology and residential services via WiMAX in the Pasco department, in central Peru. Total investment for this initial project will reach approximately USD450,000. The executive said that the government will finance 70% of the project through the Fitel fund. Telecoms operators contribute a small percentage of their revenues to the fund each year. Vizcarra added that after this project Gamacom expects to offer telecommunications services in other rural areas of the country.