Antel raises target for fibre-connected homes

31 Jul 2013

The fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network of Uruguayan state-owned national telecoms operator Administracion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Antel) now passes around 502,000 households, 145,000 of which are already connected to the infrastructure. Antel’s president Carolina Cosse has said that the company has now revised its year-end target from 200,000 fibre-connected homes to 250,000. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database states that China’s ZTE was selected in September 2011 to build Antel’s national FTTH network and the first home was connected to the infrastructure one month later. By the end of 2012 the number of homes passed had risen to around 240,000, with rollout ongoing in parts of Montevideo, Atlantida, Colonia, Fray Bentos, Pando, Rivera, Rocha, Salta and San Jose, among other towns and cities. Services are marketed under the brand ‘Vera’, with plans for residential users ranging in price from UYU690 (USD33.8) per month for the entry-level 20Mbps downstream connection to UYU1,590 for the top-end 120Mbps/12Mbps download/upload plan.

Uruguay, Antel