Copaco set to invest USD20 million in triple-play service; corporate fixed line expansion underway

29 Oct 2010

State-owned fixed line operator Compania Paraguaya de Comunicaciones (Paraguayan Communications Company, or Copaco) has announced that it will invest a total of USD20 million in the launch of triple-play services (comprising voice telephony, broadband and television) in late 2011. According to reports in La Nacion newspaper, Copaco president Mario Esquivel commented: ‘It is a strategic project for us. The expansion and improvement of our network to provide IPTV requires us to reach at least 8Mbps of internet connection speed, whereas today we are still at four’. In the same interview, Esquivel admitted that the company plans to offer a pay-per-view IPTV service using both locally and internationally-sourced programming. In other news, Copaco is in the process of expanding its corporate fixed line network, with the installation of around 115,000 new lines, of which 15,000 will be in the capital city of Asuncion. 60% of the lines are estimated for completion by 2011.

Paraguay, Copaco