Uruguayan state-owned telecoms operator Antel has connected the first household to its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, local newspaper El Observador reports. According to Antel’s president Carolina Cosse, the company plans to connect around 30,000 households to the network by the end of the year and around 240,000 homes by the close of 2012. A variety of tariff plans are available, with prices ranging from UYU790 (USD38.7) to UYU2,690 (including tax).
In other news, Next Wireless LATAM reports that Uruguayan wireless broadband operator Dedicado plans to invest USD5 million in the deployment of Alvarion’s 4Motion 4G wireless broadband technology. The high speed WiMAX network, which operates in the 3.5GHz band, will initially cover Montevideo and its surroundings. Alvarion will also supply its Walkair 5000 platform to provide fixed transparent connection and internet access services, with up to 500Mbps radio base capacity.