Brazil’s Oi to offer wholesale broadband in eastern Paraguay

22 Nov 2011

Rio de Janeiro-based Telemar Norte Leste (TNL), which trades as Oi, has been authorised to provide wholesale broadband services in neighbouring Paraguay, La Nacion reports. According to specifications submitted to telecoms regulator Consejo Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Conatel), TNL intends to initiate its Paraguayan operations by building a fibre-optic ring in the department of Alto Parana. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, TNL expects full-year 2011 CAPEX to reach BRL5.0 billion-BRL5.5 billion (USD3.15 billion-USD3.46 billion), although the company has yet to confirm how much it intends to spend on the deployment of fibre-optic infrastructure in Paraguay.