Power company rolling out fibre broadband network

12 Jun 2008

BNamericas reports that Ecuadorian power company CentroSur is deploying a fibre-optic ring in Cuenca to support a launch of broadband services in the city next year. The utility, which expects to receive telecoms licences this month, plans to invest an initial USD2 million in launching broadband internet access over a hybrid network based on fibre-optic, wireless and broadband-over-power line (BPL) technologies. CentroSur hopes to sign up 15,000 high speed subscribers in the initial phase, and it intends to expand broadband offerings to Azuay, Canar and Morona Santiago provinces in a second phase.