State to invest USD1.34bn in telecoms next year

26 Nov 2012

The Argentine government has allocated more than USD1.341 billion for telecoms policies in 2013, writes NexTV Latam. The funds will be spent on the ongoing implementation of the ‘Argentina Conectada’ programme, which among other things involves the deployment of a fibre-optic backbone by state-owned satellite company Arsat in rural and unprofitable areas to complement the existing infrastructure of incumbent telcos. Part of the funds will also be spent on the rollout of free-to-air digital TV, satellite internet and 3G mobile technology in rural parts of the country.